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Nominated by World Vision Bangladesh

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Chayon noticed that the girls in his community were adversely affected due to early child marriages and lack of opportunities to go to school. He felt like they were losing their dreams becoming victims to physical violence. As a young activist from Bangladesh he started advocating against child marriages and child labour in his community. Through advocacy campaigns and awareness programs he was successful in sensitizing over 1000 people on the ill effects of child labour and child marriage. He actively organizes various events on International Children’s Day and World Day Against Child Labour, among others, with the Child Forum.