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Bangladesh
A 17 year old's journey of eliminating child marriages in her village

Originally published in The Stories of Change ...

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Children are speaking up: are we ready to listen?

Originally published in The Daily Star....

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Addressing Health Inequities in Bangladesh to reach #EveryLastChild

Bangladesh has made significant progress in lowering maternal and child mortality over the last decade, particularly in improving maternal and child health. Despite these impressive achievements,...

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Going for gold

Who would have known this girl, who made Bangladesh proud when she became the Winner of Highest Gold Medals in the Special Olympics in 2015, was once a victim of social negligence....

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MEFTAHUN NAHAR, A POWERFUL ADVOCATE FOR CHILD RIGHTS

While addressing National Girl Child Day, Meftahun a child parliament speaker from Dhaka, Bangladesh said “If a girl gets the opportunities and rights, she can thrive and be protected from child...

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Doing whatever it takes: A front-line health worker in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has made tremendous progress in healthcare, but what does that mean to the most deprived communities? Despite its achievements, the harder to reach areas are still lagging behind, the...

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Ending child marriage: an urgent and unfinished agenda

As a father of girls, I often pause to reflect on how my daughters’ opportunities contrast with those of earlier generations.

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Why are we bridging the gap in Bangladesh?

Most people may assume that the main challenge facing children in poorer economies, such as Bangladesh, is that of poverty. While it is certainly one of the main challenges, poor transportation,...

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Bridging the Gap: youth-led campaigning for every last child

Bangladesh boasts of a substantial youth population made up of approximately 50 million, who have the potential to contribute as partners and lead us to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals ...

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Defending her dreams at age 13: a blog by youth advocate

Originally published on Daily Star....

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From Habiganj to Rayerbazar Slum: a blog by a youth advocate

Originally published on Daily Star....

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Robbing our children of their childhood

Originally published on The Daily Star...

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