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Bangladesh, The battle against Child Marriage (74 images)

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Nargis Akhter takes care of her 7 month old son Nahid Hassan in her home compound in Gazipur village, Upazila Sreepur, Gazipur, Bangladesh on 21st September 2011. Nargis, now aged 19, was pulled out of school and wed when she was 12 years old as her family was afraid that she might become a victim of severe eve-teasing. Sad to leave school, she recalls being 'terrified, sad and uncertain' on the day of her marriage. Being married off at such a young age "is not good for health," she...
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