Intro: CHILDMARRIAGE_ASJ__01

13 year old Runa Akhter is dressed for her holud ceremony the night before her wedding to a 29 year old man. Runa was in the 7th grade, and loved reading, sports and traveling. She wanted to wait until she was 21 to get married but, {quote}No boy want's to marry a girl older than 18 in my village{quote} she said.

13 year old Runa Akhter is dressed for her holud ceremony the night before her wedding to a 29 year old man. Runa was in the 7th grade, and loved reading, sports and traveling. She wanted to wait until she was 21 to get married but, "No boy want's to marry a girl older than 18 in my village" she said.