Girl defies surf customs in Bangladesh

In deeply conservative Bangladesh, it is considered shameful for a woman to even go to the beach.

    The Cox’s Bazaar beach in Bangladesh is a favourite holiday destination for the country’s new middle class.
     
    In this deeply conservative community, however, it is considered shameful for a woman to go to the beach.

    But one young woman, who is a member of the Rohingya minority from Myanmar, is defying those norms.  

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Southern Bangladesh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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