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Proving the Value of Girls in Bangladesh: Shilpi’s Story

Proving the Value of Girls in Bangladesh: Shilpi’s Story

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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2:15PM PST on Mar 12, 2011

A great article, I hope Shilpi continues to have a sucessful & happy life.

2:14PM PST on Mar 12, 2011

A great article, I hope Shilpi continues to have a sucessful and happy life.

7:50PM PST on Mar 8, 2011

Behind every successful man, there's always a strong woman

11:22PM PST on Mar 6, 2011

Women should be respected and given equal opportunities in every field with no discrimination in salaries

7:03PM PST on Mar 6, 2011

Women must have equal chance with men but Muslims never accept it.Thanks

7:39AM PST on Mar 6, 2011

Without women there wouldn't be a man!

6:07AM PST on Mar 6, 2011

Thanks!

2:06AM PST on Mar 6, 2011

Very impressive. Thank you for sharing

8:13PM PST on Mar 5, 2011

Thankyou for the article Lindsay.There is little more we can do than sign petitions for young women and girls in third world countries.We can only hope that one day they will be successful.

6:39PM PST on Mar 5, 2011

Thank you for sharing. Girls Voices is a wonderful option for girls who would otherwise have no chance of making a decent life for themselves. This is so empowering.

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