Digital Hope: Empowering Girls Through Technology to Combat Child Marriage

Bangladesh, Access to Information (a2i)
What is it?

The article is about the story of 15-year-old Nazin Sultana Hima stands as a poignant testament to the harsh realities confronting countless young girls worldwide. It’s a tale of unwavering resilience, a refusal to succumb to the unjust forces that threaten to rob her of both childhood and the pursuit of a brighter future.


Hima’s story is not an isolated incident. This single act by a determined teenager possesses the potential to catalyze social transformation. Since the introduction of the 333 helpline, inspired girls like Hima have found the courage to halt their own marriages. Moreover, this movement has sparked a significant shift in societal attitudes, with guardians becoming more cautious about forcing child marriages.

Today, Hima is diligently pursuing her studies and supporting her family through teaching. In her own resolute words: “I’m determined to make my own future. My story shows how important it is to be strong and fight for what’s right. Let’s make a world where every girl can dream big and make it happen”.