Asma in Bangladeshi slum
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The child bride who moved on

Asma was married at 15 and then abandoned in a Bangladeshi slum by her husband - he said he wouldn't return unless her family paid a dowry. Asma is now finding independence by thinking of herself as a man.

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  • 22 Apr 2016
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