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Father Hatem Ali is determined to stop early marriage in his community
This Video Impact Story is produced in close cooperation with BBC Media Action Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, early marriage is common practice. Hatem Ali is determined to stop any child marriage in his community, despite opposition of community members.
“I want my daughters to have an education, have their own career and to be independent.”
Hello, I Am was a 4-year programme working toward a supportive social environment in which young people in Bangladesh, especially adolescent girls and young women, can make informed choices about and enjoy their sexual and reproductive health and rights. It aims to realize a society in which girls and boys are equal, where girls and women have the same rights and chances as boys and men. The programme is led by Rutgers and implemented in collaboration with PSTC, RHSTEP, DSK and BBC Media Action Bangladesh.