Here's a story about how members of the Changemakers community are promoting adult education in Bangladesh:
In Bangladesh, there are now 11,400 reasons to treat poor rural women fairly. They are the fleet of “barefoot lawyers,” working all over the country to educate citizens, particularly women, about their rights.
Sharmin is a typical barefoot lawyer. A shy woman in her 30’s, Sharmin was married at age 14, despite the fact that child marriage is officially outlawed in the country. She applied for a loan from her village micro-credit organization to start a small handicraft business. The group, an NGO called BRAC agreed to make the loan if she agreed to take a free class in human rights and law.
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