Gender inequality can be so entrenched, that girls are ignored, excluded and held back from the chance to overcome it. Which is why it’s so important for allies – who hold the power to speak out or even stand aside – to recognise their position to help ignite change. Meet the allies who are doing just that.
Only five percent of all village chiefs in Timor-Leste are women. But they're inspiring women in girls to take control of their futures.