Name
Sazeda
Country of origin
Bangladesh
Current country
Bangladesh
Age
17
Theme
Child marriage
Child for enabling environment to stop child marriage

Sazeda was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017. She lives in a community where 6 out of 10 girls are forced to marry before the age of 18. This is due to a number of reasons such as traditional customs, poverty and lack of education. If a girl is forced to be married before she is an adult, this has many negative consequences. They are often forced to drop out of school and have children at a very early age.

To stop child marriage, Sazeda is planning on doing various activities. Firstly, she wants to form youth groups to raise awareness and motivate youth to join her in her activities against child marriage. Sazeda also wants to create Stop Child Marriage Committees in various schools, with the goal of not only stopping child marriages, but also preventing drop outs after marriage.

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