World Health Organization
Heroes for health: south-east Asia
Mrs Sanwara Begum
WHO/Rezaul Islam Kallol

"Family planning work in Kumuli was very challenging 15 years ago. I faced resistance from family elders — mostly men — who would chase me away if they saw me talking to women in their family."

"Thankfully, things are improving now and the barriers we faced then — ignorance and fear of strict parents or religious leaders — are fast disappearing."

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