Catwalk to Freedom helps South Sudanese girls model full potential

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Nyagoa Nyuon, speaking to Radio Miraya about her Catwalk to Freedom initiative. Photo: Machrine Birungi/Radio Miraya (UNMISS)

If girls are given the opportunity to explore their "full potential", there would be many fewer child marriages across South Sudan.

That's the firm stance of Nyagoa Nyuon, who grew up in South Sudan and is the founder and Creative Director of the fashion label, House of Bany, based in Kenya.

She is spearheading the Catwalk to Freedom initiative, which aims to reduce child marriages by empowering girls themselves, through modeling and photography.

The goal is to sell "dignified" fashion photos of the girls, using the money to pay for their education, where opportunities to learn are scarce.

Nyagoa told Sebit William and Irene Lasu, of the UN Mission in South Sudan's broadcasting network, Radio Miraya, how education can help girls determine their own destiny.

Duration: 4'33"

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