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The girl fighting to stop child marriage in Pakistan

May 19, 2015 · 



18 May 2015 Last updated at 01:21 BST

Changing the mindset and traditions of a conservative society is never easy – especially for a young girl.

But that is exactly what a teenage activist in Pakistan’s north-western Swat valley is trying to do.

Hadiqa Bashir has taken on the challenge of ending child marriage in her community – a community where such marriages are considered the norm, and where girls can be offered for marriage in exchange for settling a dispute or to keep land in the family.

Shaimaa Khalil went to meet her.


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