Women's Issues: Child Marriage in Bangladesh (ongoing): 572867915AJ89 AJ45

27 year old Mohammad Sujon Mia stands for a photo beside his wife, 14 year old Mousammat Akhi Akhter. 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.
572867915AJ89 AJ45

27 year old Mohammad Sujon Mia stands for a photo beside his wife, 14 year old Mousammat Akhi Akhter. 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.