Empowering the victims of early marriage
The majority of adolescent girls in Bangladesh find their lives constrained by the custom of the marriage. According to the research by Population Council, more than half of women aged 20-24 was married before the legal minimum age of 18.
These married girls often feel vulnerable and socially isolated. One of the goals of KishoriAbhijan was reducing social isolation among adolescent married girls. Life skills training consisted of enhancing self-esteem and women’s rights, KishoriAbhijantried to improve these girls’ livelihoods.In the end of the program, researchers found that participants had formed a stronger sense of self-dependence and connectedness.