Liton is a youth activist continuously working to stop child marriages and has stopped more than 56 child marriages in the past one year.
I am Liton Islam living in Dinajpur, in the northern-most part of Bangladesh and I am 18 years old. I have passed secondary education this year and I hope to be able to read in a good university. I love making friends, especially with children and youth, but I particularly like being friends with children. I hate lies. I love to act in dramas and sing songs.
In the last one year, I stopped 56 child marriages directly in my community with the help of local administration. I organised cycle rally in public places and educational institutions in order to raise awareness against drugs and smoking in four different unions as a result of which the Honorable Foreign Minister of our country declared my union as smoking free area. I was able to stop 3 eve-teasing incidents and I helped the local administration in 5 raids against drugs. I have also organised a youth activist organisation in my community and a result of continuous awareness raising initiatives taken by us the rate of child marriage has decreased to 19%, which used to be much higher in the past.