Bangladeshi teen avoids early marriage, stays in school

World Vision’s support has helped Suborna stay in school instead of getting married early. Photo: World Vision

Tomorrow is the first UN International Day of the Girl. Today, to celebrate global efforts to empower girls and women worldwide, we share an inspiring story of 15-year-old Suborna in Bangladesh, who was able to avoid underage marriage and stay in school. Says Suborna: “World Vision has made my parents proud of me. I finally made my father understand that his daughters could be his support in old age. And I succeeded. My youngest two sisters are now also going to school.” Read Suborna’s story.

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