Sabina loved going to boat school when she was younger. But she’s 17 now, and there’s no high school on the boats, so she goes to another school. But for three weeks she’s back on the river at one of Rezwan’s floating training schools for women.
‘‘I love being here. I meet friends and have fun. Nupur, who has been my best friend since junior boat school, is also doing this course. In fact we do everything together! It makes us braver and stronger, and gives us the chance to move about more freely. Like getting to high school in town. Otherwise it can be difficult for girls to do that in Bangladesh. It’s not safe for a girl to be out alone in town or in other places. Men and boys shout out horrible things, insults. You can even get kidnapped, abducted and subjected to an assault like rape.”
TEXT: Andreas Lönn
Photo: Johan Bjerke