You’ve never met Amina Lawal. She isn’t your neighbor and you didn’t pass her in the grocery store. A poor woman from the state of Katsina in northern Nigeria, she isn’t anyone you’d have any reason to know.
Yet because of one woman, the world became wrapped up in Amina Lawal’s life, watching her fate unfold like a foreign soap opera. Because of one woman, this otherwise faceless individual became an instant poster child for injustice, bringing to light the suffering of countless others just like her. Because of one woman, Amina Lawal did not die.