This year, along with other women at events across Australia, we will be saying NO to child brides and supporting work that helps end child marriage in Bangladesh.
What if you were tortured because you were too slow at cooking and cleaning... and because you were too exhausted from childbirth and caring for a newborn to have sex with your husband?
...like Zahra was when she was forced to marry at age 11.
What if you were just 10 or 11 and your family made you marry a man 25 years older than you because that was "tradition"?
...like Beena, who had no say in the matter.
What if you find you're a mother when you're still a child yourself? Because your family married you off at 12 so there would be one less mouth to feed?
...like Amira, who did not know how to care for her new baby.
Women of Queensland, we have an opportunity to transform the lives of children, families and whole communities in Bangladesh. Please come ready to be challenged and to give generously!