In honor of Women’s History Month, Care2 is highlighting the stories of women around the world who are speaking up for their rights. In many areas of the world, girls are seen as useless additions to family life.
They are sometimes married off by their parents so they are not a ‘burden’ to their families.
The Save The Children project, Girls’ Voices, teaches women in rural Bangladesh to empower themselves through business, education and healthy living. Save the Children shares with us the story of Shilpi, who has used this training to provide for her family.
Stay tuned next Thursday for another story from Save the Children.
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