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In Bangladesh, adolescents residing in urban slums face numerous risks such as sexual violence, early marriage, early pregnancy, substance abuse, and violence. Their circumstances are aggravated by the lack of reliable information about sexual and reproductive health, and a scarcity of care.
Fifteen-year-old Dulali lives with her parents and has benefited from a World Renew adolescent training group. When a man approached Dulali’s parents with a marriage proposal for her, they agreed. But Dulali objected and said she wouldn’t agree to marry before she was 19 years old. Her parents insisted, so Dulali told them what she learned in her group. Still, they weren’t persuaded. Distressed, Dulali met with other group members and leaders. After educating Dulali’s parents on the risks of early marriage, the leaders were able to convince them to abandon their plan towed Dulali before she turned 19. Dulali felt renewed hope. She says, “I know I’m not alone. I have the right to enjoy my freedom.”
Thanks for your gift of an adolescent health kit for teens like Dulali! Your gift embodies the goodness and loving kindness of God. He cares about every aspect of His children’s lives, from infancy to adulthood to old age.