Child Marriage

7/7/14

Partners to End Child Marriage: ASD

Assistance for Slum Dwellers (ASD) is a Bangladeshi non-profit and non-governmental organization, dedicated to the cause of distressed humanity. Since its inception in 1988, ASD has worked to ensure poor peoples’ participation in the development process.

10/16/13

Girl Power at Its Best

When I left for Lalwi village, in Bahraich, to meet the girls of Ekta adolescent group, little did I know that I was about to discover a gold mine of inspirational stories.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Be a Force for Change

This ‘burden’ said no to child marriage, and demanded an education instead.

 

It was all arranged, even the dowry.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Start a Revolution

This ‘Disposable’ Girl Became The Most Educated Person in Her Village.

 

10/11/13

Sentenced to Marriage at 16

When Robena was 16 years old, her father killed a person, and gave Robena to the family he had hurt in order to compensate for the death. She, too, had become a victim of her father's crime.

10/8/13

Wedded to an Education

Twelve-year-old Eleni* was so excited to be receiving new clothes from her parents that she didn’t ask why until it was too late. Dressed in a new t-shirt and skirt she was greeted liked a princess by family and neighbors.

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