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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Photo courtesy of dolly mixtures


Tracy E.
Tracy Embley6 years ago

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

Tracy E.
Tracy Embley6 years ago

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

Lia Woodard
Lia Woodard6 years ago

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

Parvez Z.
Parvez Zuberi6 years ago

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

Shin Takahashi
Shin Takahashi6 years ago

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

Dean P.
Dean P6 years ago

Without women there wouldn't be a man!

Sonny Honrado
Sonny Honrado6 years ago


Jos� Mar�a Olmos Sant

Very impressive. Thank you for sharing

Walter Firth
Walter Firth6 years ago

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.

Mara C.
Past Member 6 years ago

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.