rePROs Fight Back: A Podcast on All Things Reproductive Rights
About This Show
rePROs Fight Back takes you to the front lines in the escalating assault on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at home and abroad. Sponsored by the Population Institute, rePROs Fight Back features interviews with the leaders who are fighting back against those who would deny or restrict our reproductive health and rights.
With so much happening in Washington and all across the country, it’s hard to stay on top of the news, but rePROs Fight Back keeps you informed on the critical fights in the U.S. on issues like abortion, birth control, sex education, women’s rights, and LGBT rights. It also lets you know what’s happening on these same issues and more overseas.
New episodes debut every other Tuesday, and every episode gives you an insider’s perspective so that you can be the world’s best advocate.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Meghla Akter on Avoiding Child Marriage
4 days ago
In Bangladesh, 52% of girls are married by their 18th birthday. In more rural communities, the numbers are even worse, where 71% of girls are married before the age of 18.
Meghla Akter was almost forced into marrying a 30 year old man at 13, when her mother threatened to kill herself if she didn’t go through with the marriage. She managed to escape to a friend’s house, where she took refuge. Her mother refused to talk to her for three months and restricted her education. With time, Meghla was able to return to school and about to start at university.
At 18, she wants to help other girls and boys who are facing similar situations. Meghla currently serves as the vice-chairperson of the World Vision’s Child Forum, where she works to prevent child marriage in Bangladesh. She was recently named in Ashoka Bangladesh Change Maker.Read more »