‘Kriti Bharti is a 26-year-old child rights activist in India who has helped annul 150 child marriages, despite numerous death threats. Although child marriage is illegal in India, it is still common, and Kriti says she has met many families who have married their 5-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl in secret, just waiting for them to reach the legal marriageable age to make it official. “I know my life is at risk but I can’t sit back and watch these children suffer,” she says. Kriti made international headlines last year when she helped 18-year-old Laxmi Sargara become the first woman in India to annul her child marriage, which has given courage to other girls to challenge the tradition. Much respect and admiration to a very brave woman’ (Half the Sky Movement).