Bangladesh, The battle against Child Marriage

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Matchmaker Abdul Salam, 60, poses for a portrait in Gazipur village, Upazila Sreepur, Gazipur, Bangladesh on 21st September 2011. Many years ago, Salam, who has done almost 30 voluntary matchmaking cases, was given only one day by a family to find a bride for their son. Nargis, Salam's relative's daughter, now aged 19, was pulled out of school and wed when she was 12 years old as her parents were afraid that she might become a victim of severe eve-teasing. In fact, he was himself married to a 12 year old girl when he was 22 years old. Photo by Suzanne Lee for The Guardian