Bangladesh: ‘I’m graduating, other girls are being forced to marry’

To mark the international day for the elimination of violence against women, the World Food Programme (WFP) reached out to Lucky, a Rohingya refugee in Cox’s Bazar and advocate for women’s rights and equality

Brook duBois
Nov 25, 2020 · 4 min read
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Lucky volunteers with WFP to provide lifesaving information to Rohingya families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She also leads weekly workshops for other female volunteers. Photo: WFP
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Lucky, 18, advocates for the rights of girls her age in the Rohingya community to study and delay marriage. Photo: WFP
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Rohingya girls are often pulled from schooling once they begin menstruating and child marriage is prevalent. Photos: WFP/Mehedi Rahman and Nihab Rahman

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