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...
Jharna (not her real name), a 14-year-old girl living in Rayerbazar slum in Dhaka, fears that all her dreams may be dashed because of early marriage as she is from a community that expects girls to be married off and bear children even before they reach adulthood. Jharna, who is a child, doesn't want that.
Bangladesh government’s latest Child Marriage (Restraint) Act-2017 is upsetting, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Kazi Rezaul Haque says.
A recent move by the Government to allow child marriage under special circumstances is tantamount to excluding many Bangladeshis from the benefits of growth and development.
In Bangladesh child marriages is one of the most common phenomenon and the existing law in the country has failed to eliminate child marriage.