Women's Issues: Child Marriage in Bangladesh (ongoing): CHILDMARRIAGE_ASJ__05

14 year old Mousammat Akhi Akhter is pictured in the top left hand corner of her 6th grade class photo. Last year, when she was only 13, Akhi got married a 27 year old man. She had finished 6th grade and wanted to wait until she was older to get married, but she says her parents felt social pressure to marry her young.

14 year old Mousammat Akhi Akhter is pictured in the top left hand corner of her 6th grade class photo. Last year, when she was only 13, Akhi got married a 27 year old man. She had finished 6th grade and wanted to wait until she was older to get married, but she says her parents felt social pressure to marry her young.