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Girls in rural Bangladesh take back their futures

 IPS 11 July 2019

Radio Meghna, a community radio station in rural Bangladesh, isn’t your average radio station. Completely run by a team of about 20 adolescent girls, its programmes aim at preventing early marriages and encourages more girls and young women onto education through the spread of a powerful tool – knowledge. IPS discovers how Radio Meghna and other education and skills development programmes are helping girls take back their futures. (1248 Words) - By Naimul Haq

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At Radio Meghna in south Bhola, Bangladesh, teenaged girls broadcast a programme aimed at preventing early marriage and staying in school.Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS

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A group of girls attend a Shonglap session in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The peer leader (left) is discussing adolescent legal rights. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS

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