Bangladesh, The battle against Child Marriage

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Union Council Chairman Akram Hossain poses for a portrait at the Gazipur Union Council Office overlooking Gazipur village, Upazila Sreepur, Gazipur, Bangladesh on 21st September 2011. Hossain, who has been the Chairman for only 3 months tells an action-packed account of a child marriage happening in his relative's family that he personally stopped just 10 days ago. The girl was 13 years old and was a victim of severe eve-teasing, a common reason that young girls are married early, as eve-teasing could translate to social disgrace of the victimised girl's family. Photo by Suzanne Lee for The Guardian