Proving the Value of Girls in Bangladesh: Shathi’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 Shathi, who urges girls in her community not to marry young.

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Photo courtesy of dolly mixtures


Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog6 years ago

Thanks for sharing - women around the world should be valued, it is sad that this is a battle still being fought in so many countries...

AbdulAziz A.
AbdulAziz A6 years ago

Good for you girl for speaking sense. To the girls every where - this is your choice and a God given right when and who you merry.

Others who supprt this idea should put heir hands in their pockets and assist them to educate and put some bread on their table.

Good luck and i shal donate a little towards Save The Children.

Noreen k-Potts
Noreen k-Potts6 years ago

Thank you "save the children" and dear Shahati.
What a moving story......I hope these girls continue
to bloom into beautiful, strong women.

Bernadette P.
Berny p6 years ago

Why women are considerate inferior...look at their religion!!!!!!!

Christine S.

Shathi- thank you for giving girls hope for a better future for themselves!

Maira Sun
Maira Sun6 years ago


Roisin Campbell
Past Member 6 years ago

Thank you to one of the best NGO's, Save the Children :)

Maria Papastamatiou

Shahti is a very special person. She did not let her problems disappoint her. In the contrary: she made use of her knowledge to help others. Congratulations to her! And to think that sometimes I feel miserable, when life has given me so much more and I have made my decisions. I may pay for them sometimes, but after all I had a choice whereas others do not.

carlee trent
carlee trent6 years ago

thanks for posting

zora b.
zora b6 years ago

Sorry, I wanted to say, the Bangladeshi government.