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12:00 AM, October 03, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:01 AM, October 03, 2018

'What Real Changes Look Like'

A photographic experience by women

Stories of girls collected during an evaluation conducted by the CARE Bangladesh community indicated that the lack of access to education, sports, and other growth opportunities is closely linked to child marriage.

Yesterday, Tipping Point Project of CARE Bangladesh organised an exhibition titled 'What Real Change Looks Like', a photographic experience, created by women of Photo-Voice at Six Seasons Hotel in Gulshan. The project works with young people and communities to change social norms and practices that perpetuate child marriage. To understand how their work has contributed to changes in the lives of many women, Tipping Point used 'Photo-Voice' as an evaluation tool. Young women, who had never used cameras before, shared their stories and perspectives through photography.

The images captured for the programme are stunning glimpses into the lives of women and girls in Bangladesh, where child marriage is a daily reality. Charlotta Schlyter, Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden, Bangladesh, inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest. Phedra Moon Morris, Head of Aid Development Cooperation, High Commission of Canada, was present as the special guest. Shipon Hazra, Sajena Akter, Jasiya Aktar and Shiuly Senapati from Sunamganj shared their stories of change. Khushi Kabir, Executive Director, Nijera Kori, Rokeya Sultana, International Artist, Ruchira Tabassum Naved, Senior Scientist, ICDDR, B were present as panelists.

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