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  • Girls face broken dreams as Nepal fails to curb child marriage

    Child marriage is illegal in Nepal, yet the impoverished Himalayan nation has failed to put in place policies to curb the practice with almost 40 percent of girls married before the age of 18.

  • A marriage of ideals and realities

    In reality, a village father does not care about Bangladesh's commitments at the Girl Summit 2014; he cares about his daughter, and his social standing. Integrally linked to this sense of honour are cultural ideas like virginity or purity.

  • Early marriage a curse

    According to UNICEF, 23,000 children would not have to die if women in the country did not give birth before the age of 20.

  • Forced marriage of an underage girl

    The news of marriage of an underage girl after coercion and torture, allegedly by a policeman, is deplorable.

  • It's not just poverty

    You give dowry and I receive it, why are you bringing government into this?”said a woman in a village in Rangpur district during a discussion on women's status.

  • Contradictory and counterproductive

    It is extremely disappointing that despite all the concerns expressed by activists and international organisations working for the rights of young girls...

  • 18 years as per law, 16 years in rules

    Although the minimum marriageable age of girls will remain unchanged at 18, a rule of the proposed Child Marriage Restraint Act would allow girls, aged 16 to 18, to get married under special circumstances, with permission from courts or their parents.

  • Forced marriage of a minor

    The news of three people – a mother, stepfather and husband- being sent to jail for forcing a twelve-year-old girl into marriage...

  • Forced marriage of a minor

    The news of three people – a mother, stepfather and husband- being sent to jail for forcing a twelve-year-old girl into marriage...

  • School dropouts high in Dhunat

    The Daily Star report that around 2,500 students have dropped out of school in the last three years in Bogra's Dhunat upazilla, due to extreme poverty and child marriage...

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