Hosna's story was kindly shared by our member International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF).
Hosna is 14 years old and has found out that her father has arranged her marriage. She wishes to continue her studies and does not want to marry now.
"If I was married tomorrow, what would I lose? My wellbeing? My vision? My dreams?"
The Family Planning Association of Bangladesh has helped her by organising a meeting with her family to explain her fears and the illegality of child marriage.
In the time it has taken to read this article 6 girls under the age of 18 have been married
Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18
That is 23 girls every minute
Nearly 1 every 3 seconds