Monwara Clark
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Bangladesh war baby's search for her roots

Bangladesh is marking 43 years of independence from Pakistan.

For many people, though, the country's struggle for self-rule is still a source of suffering.

It is estimated that between 200,000 and 400,000 women were raped by Pakistani soldiers during the war for independence in 1971.

Many of the resulting babies were adopted abroad because of the stigma attached to their birth.

BBC Bangla has spoken to one Canadian woman, Monwara Clark, who has returned to Bangladesh to find her roots.

Filming by Salman Saeed & reporting by Sharmin Rauma.

  • 16 Dec 2014
  • From the section Asia
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