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Roshanak Taghavi is an independent journalist based in Washington, DC. She has reported on politics, culture and economics for numerous publications, including Dow Jones Newswires, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, TIME, Al-Monitor, The Huffington Post, Urban Times and The New Republic. From 2007 to 2009, Taghavi reported on Iran's energy sector, politics and economy out of Tehran and the United Arab Emirates for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to reporting from Tehran and Dubai, Roshanak conducted economic and political reporting for Dow Jones Newswires in New York and Al Ahram Weekly in Cairo. She has a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in New York. Taghavi received a Bachelor of Science from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and has studied at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne). Read Roshanak's work at www.roshanakt.com.
Setarah Khatoon was 15 when she left school to marry a boy from India's northeast state of Bihar. She was barely 16 when she had her first miscarriage, and by 20, she'd had...