29.28% of girls in Assam dropped out of secondary school in the year 2014-15*. Does this statistic shock you?
With poor sex education, the pressure to marry early, and low autonomy over their own bodies, young girls are left to face the challenge of teenage pregnancies.
Sexism in India (or anywhere else) is not just about the hugely unfair things that happen. It's also the 'small things' which work ominously in the background and need our attention.
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