In Bangladesh, many girls and women are prevented from playing cricket because society sees it as something only boys and men can do. Shefali is hitting this tradition for six. With support from the Hello, I Am programme together with 20 young girls, Shefali started her own cricket team.
“This is my choice about what I want to be in my life. It is my right to play.”
Hello, I Am was a four-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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