Did you know the average age of brides in Bangladesh is 11?

Almost half of these child brides die giving birth. And many of their babies die before age 5. Women’s rights activists place the blame for this on one thing: ISLAM.

The goverment of Bangladesh would like to do more for women but it fears it will lose power if it opposes the people because  the country is Muslim and most Muslims believe women should not hold jobs, be educated, or appear outside the house unless chaperoned, as mentioned in the Hadiths. Multiple Islamic religious groups in Bangladesh openly and explicity oppose any kind of human rights for women.

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