“Meet Shakila, a bright young woman from the most backward Nat community in Bihar, who has big dreams for herself. She dreams of working for the betterment of the Nat community. Her right to dream is important because only 5% girls from the Nat community are able to complete their education. The landless nomadic community earns a living through street performance art and has high rates of child marriage.

Shakeela beat the odds and undertook an inspiring journey from Araria, Bihar, to Durham University in England.

Shakeela was married as a child and escaped her abusive marriage. She then went on to build a fulfilling life for herself. To know more about her inspiring journey, listen to our latest episode of the podcast series Sapnon ka Haq.

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