Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story
Fighting for Justice for a Young Rape Victim in Africa

Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story - Fighting for Justice for a Young Rape Victim in Africa
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Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story
In December 2012, Olivia Zinnah, age 12, died of septic shock from a bowel obstruction. Her death was a result of complications from surgeries intended to repair the extensive injuries…
Leymah Gbowee Bonus Interview
Bonus extended interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. Gbowee discusses issues in women's rights both in Liberia and worldwide.

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AnuOluwapo

The brief description reads "Fighting for Justice for a Young Rape Victim in Africa" but this happened in LIBERIA. For goodness sake, AFRICA is a continent. Is that too hard for Americans to learn?

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Hi everyone, thank you for watching! This film is the result of many people's love of Olivia and all the children in Liberia. President Sirleaf and the UN stepped up their campaigns against gender based violence as a result, but more needs to be done. Please watch and share. Thank you! - ...Read more

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