Mila Akhter is 18 years old and attends a mainstream secondary school. Because of her spastic paralysis, she talks and walks with some difficulty.
She never dared to stand up for herself properly, because she was afraid of being laughed at. During the SRHR training sessions, she gained confidence and learned about her body. And during the leadership training sessions, she talked openly about verbal abuse and domestic violence and persuaded other girls to share their stories. Her goals for the next few years were written down in her personal plan for the future. One of them is to speak her mind in public without shame. Mila is now sharing her story in focus group discussions and hopes that society will become more understanding and respectful of the challenges that people with disabilities face on a daily basis.
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