A tourist who left a surfboard in Bangladesh 25 years ago is changing the lives of many young girls. When the surfboard was discovered, many young girls decided they wanted to learn how to use it. The surfing project is showing girls other opportunities besides working with their parents and then getting married. 65% of Bangladeshi girls get married by the time they turned 18 according to Time magazine.
Read more at: http://www.teenvogue.com/story/girls-surfing-bangladesh
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense