Child Marriage Act

Robbing our children of their childhood

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.

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...

June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017

Robbing our children of their childhood

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.

March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017

Anti-child marriage act below par: NHRC chief

Bangladesh government’s latest Child Marriage (Restraint) Act-2017 is upsetting, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Kazi Rezaul Haque says.

March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017

Another regression therapy for Bangladesh?

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.

January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017

Symposium on “The Proposed Child Marriage Restraint Law in Bangladesh: Legal and social aspects”

In Bangladesh child marriages is one of the most common phenomenon and the existing law in the country has failed to eliminate child marriage.