Child Marriage

July 17, 2022
July 17, 2022

Child Marriage: Parents, registrar jailed for six months

The parents of two minors and a marriage registrar (kazi) have been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for their involvement in child marriage in Bagerhat.

March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022

Only 3,000 social workers to protect vulnerable children in Bangladesh: Unicef

Over 100,000 social workers are needed in Bangladesh to adequately respond to the needs of vulnerable children, but currently there are only 3,000 social workers in the country, Unicef has said.

March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022

Did COVID-19 make child marriage in Bangladesh worse?

Bangladesh has one of the highest numbers of child marriages in the world, having been ranked in 4th position globally, according to the latest report published by UNICEF, a UN organization to support humanitarian and developmental efforts for children worldwide.

October 7, 2020
October 7, 2020

Bangladesh has highest prevalence of child marriage in South Asia: Unicef

Despite significant progress in recent years, Bangladesh has the highest prevalence of child marriage in South Asia and ranks among 10 countries in the world with the highest levels, said Unicef today.

July 12, 2020
July 12, 2020

Child marriages up in June: MJF

Child marriages have increased sharply in the country with 462 girls falling victim in June during the coronavirus pandemic, Manusher Jonno Foundation said today in its monthly telephonic survey report.

May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019

Roundtable discussion on Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) and Population Council jointly hosted the Roundtable Discussion on the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017 in collaboration with the University of Kent...

April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019

Nearly 7.5 lakh teenagers give birth every year

The adolescent (15-19 years) birth rate in Bangladesh is still high as approximately 750,000 adolescent girls are giving birth annually, according to a new UN report.

April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019

Still the highest in the region

A staggering 59 percent of the marriages that took place in Bangladesh between 2006 and 2017 involved brides below the age of 18, says a UN study.

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

Using sport against child marriage

Despite social and family barriers and financial hardships, the Tangail's girls' football team, comprising of 17 players, is moving forward thanks to team manager Kamrunnahar Munni's intensive efforts.

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

Using sport against child marriage

Despite social and family barriers and financial hardships, the Tangail's girls' football team, comprising of 17 players, is moving forward thanks to team manager Kamrunnahar Munni's intensive efforts.