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Child Marriage

Child Marriage

BIPSS Policy Cafe

Sensitisation, not impunity, needed against gender-based violence

Gender-based violence that existed in the country and beyond has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sensitisation, not impunity, needed against gender-based violence

BRAC data

Gender-based violence rises with COVID-19

BRAC releases new data on gender-based violence in conjunction with 16 days of activism, which run through December 10

Illustration of violence against women

Investigation ordered into report of 85-year-old man marrying 12-year-old girl

The High Court has ordered an investigation into the alleged marriage of an 85-year-old man with a 12-year-old girl in Dewanganj, Jamalpur

High Court

Ensure proper implementation of laws against child marriage

Child marriage has increased alarmingly in recent times. There is urgent need to address this problem with proper application of the existing laws

Ensure proper implementation of laws against child marriage

BRAC Dialogue

‘Girls must be brought back to schools’

11 October was the International Day of The Girl Child. A discussion has been held titled ‘Girls must be brought back to schools' by BRAC to mark the day.

‘Girls must be brought back to schools’

Virtual dialogue

Girls want a chance to fulfill their dreams

In a virtual dialogue organised by CARE Bangladesh’s Tipping Point Initiative and the Kendeda Fund, with Prothom Alo as media partner, girls spoke freely about their hopes, wishes, expectations and ...

Mahbuba Sultana, Tahmina Haque, Humaira Farhanaz, Rounaq Jahan, Kamrun Nahar

More children wed, risk trafficking in Rohingya camps in pandemic: UN

Child marriage is on the rise in Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camps and the risk of human trafficking grows with every day the pandemic shuts youth services, according to a UN-led study that was ...

Rohingya refugee children attend a class to learn Burmese language at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 9 April 2019.

Child marriage and child abuse

Local administration cannot avoid liability

The economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak on public life is visible, but the impact on the social sphere is being overlooked. Child marriage and child abuse are matters of grave concern at the ...

Local administration cannot avoid liability

Child marriage foiled in Kishoreganj

An eighth grade girl student in Hossainpur upazila, Kishoreganj, was saved by the local administration from being forced into marriage.

Child marriage foiled in Kishoreganj

Child marriages thwarted in Ethiopia as coronavirus locks girls out of schools

More than 500 girls have been rescued from child marriage in northern Ethiopia since schools were shut due to the new coronavirus, a regional official said, as fears mount that the pandemic is ...

Child marriages thwarted in Ethiopia as coronavirus locks girls out of schools
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