The Girls of Meru

1 h 27 min
Andrea Dorfman

Alice was 11 when she was raped on her way to school. The Kenyan police would only make an arrest if Alice’s stepmother paid them first, so her perpetrator went free. In Kenya, one in three girls will experience sexual violence before age 18, yet police investigations are the exception. But 160 girls, including Alice, banded together with a multinational legal team led by Canadian lawyer Fiona Sampson and Kenyan social worker Mercy Chidi Baidoo and created legal history. In The Girls of Meru, acclaimed filmmaker Andrea Dorfman tells the troubling yet uplifting story of these children and their brave steps towards meaningful equality for girls worldwide.