Words in the News (20th May 2015): Fighting child marriage
For vocabulary and exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/witn/ep-150520
Hadiqa Bashir is a 14 year old with a cause - she wants to end child marriage in her community.
After school, she goes to other neighbourhoods in Pakistan's north-western Swat valley to raise awareness.
Such marriages are considered the norm for keeping land in the family or settling disputes.
It could take a long time for customs to change, but Hadiqa hopes that at least some of the girls can have a better future.
a principle people believe in and fight for
to raise awareness
to make people know more about something
a behaviour considered acceptable in a situation
resolving a dispute with a compromise
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