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Simply vulnerable

March 2, 2013
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Girl Children in Slums
Simply vulnerable

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Sushmita S Preetha Nine-year-old Papua does not know what her sexual and reproductive rights are or what the words “rape” or “sexual harassment” suggest. She does not even fully understand what it means to be touched inappropriately. But every night, … Continue reading

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March 2, 2013
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Little scope to continue study

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Upashana Salam and Helemul Alam Hunger rules over all other needs and this holds particularly true for adolescent girls living in Dhaka slums. While many of us take our right to education for granted, young girls living in slums find … Continue reading

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March 2, 2013
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Despicable deprivation

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Pankaj Karmakar The slum is no place for a girl to grow well. Residents lead a miserable life with little access to education, water, sanitation, health services, security and other urban facilities not to speak of a whole family sardine-packed … Continue reading

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March 2, 2013
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Privacy passed over

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Upashana Salam Pointing towards an open space in front of her family’s room, Khadija informs that this is where she takes her shower along with other women and girls of her slum. The 15-year old Khadija lives with her family … Continue reading

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March 2, 2013
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Packed on pavement

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Akram Hosen Along with hundreds of children who are being born and raised on the pavement along TNT Colony in Fakirapool, eight-year-old Monir and his little sister Fatima uses the open drains in the area for toilets. Apparently, none of … Continue reading

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