For Kolpona it used to be obvious to get her daughters married young. After talking to other parents in the Hello, I Am parent group and learning about possible harmful consequences of early marriage, she decided otherwise. Now both of her daughters are continuing their study.
“I want every mother to be like me and not marry off their daughters, but help them to continue their studies.”
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.
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