Tripti is 16 and lives in Rajshahi district in Bangladesh. Discrimination against girls is widespread in her community, but despite this Tripti and her family are standing up for gender equality. As part of our celebration of the International Day of the Girl we asked Tripti and her mother to share her successes at school, and their hopes for girls in the future.
What’s your proudest achievement, Tripti?
Achieving grade 5 in my Secondary School Certificate exam is the proudest achievement of my life. I’ve had to face a lot of difficulties in studying, because of being a girl from a poor family, but I have invariable enthusiasm for studying and getting a good result. My dream of passing with GPA 5 came true and my parents and teachers are really happy and proud.