“They could not realise that a girl child also can support herself as well as her family. They felt I was kind of a burden. They tried to get rid of me as early as possible by forcing me into marriage,” recalled Nasima.
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“I felt so sad. Nothing to eat. A sick mother. I did not know what to do. I sneaked out with my sister without my parents’ knowledge and we begged for money under the hot sun. I was shy asking for money but we needed it,” shared nine-year-old Thandar.
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