In April of 2015, after Ebola ravaged Sierra Leone and paralyzed West Africa, schools finally began reopening. Thousands of children eagerly returned to school after nine months stuck at home, but 13-year-old Isatu and her…
With weak protections against child marriage, Bangladesh has been named one of the most dangerous countries where girls can grow up in the world.
Approximately 52 percent of girls in Bangladesh are coerced into marriage as children and left without the support they need to protect themselves.
A dozen young women gather in a community center in Coatecas Altas. It doesn’t take long for them to talk about the pressures of marrying at a young age.