Sonia Mukta

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Sonia Mukta is a student of class VIII of Tetulbaria Secondary School under Barguna Sadar Upazila. When she was a student of class VII, her parents arranged for her marriage. Mukta refused and was able to stop her marriage with support from her school teachers. After that Mukta became a leader for stopping child marriage in her community and inspired some of her schoolmates to join the campaign. Mukta received PHR’s intensive training on preventing gender-based violence and she realized how deepand lasting negative impact violence can have on girls. Knowledge aside she grew enthusiastic and proactive to stop violence against women and girls. She is now considered a ‘Change maker’ in her community and received an award from the Upazila Administration for her contribution towards stopping child marriage.

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