child marriages

February 1, 2018
February 1, 2018

Trishal girls fight child marriages

In Mymensingh's Trishal upazila, child marriage has a dynamic new foe: a brigade of schoolgirls. Led by Mahbuba Alam Tripti, the

May 6, 2016
May 6, 2016

Barisal to be free of child marriages

Barisal District Administration yesterday announced that it would take measures to bring down child marriages to zero in the district.

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

23,000 infants can be saved each year in Bangladesh

As many as 23,000 children might be saved a year in Bangladesh if women do not give birth before the age of 20, said a Unicef official, expressing concern over a high level of child marriage in the country.

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

Forced marriage of an underage girl

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

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

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...

November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015

And what of the dignity of the child?

The Child Bill 2013 is supposed to be in harmony with the CRC and recognises that an individual below 18 is a child. Why then do we still have child marriages? Why then do we have little children working in homes, in biri factories, in garbage dumps and tanneries?

October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015

Youth with extraordinary courage

Kumar Bishwajit Barman has stopped about 700 child marriages and saved many teenagers and adults from the deadly claws of drug abuse in the northern district of Kurigram.

September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015

Ending child marriage

A new draft law proposed by the Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs recommends that although the minimum age for marriage for girls should remain 18, a special provision in the law will allow parents to marry off their daughters at 16 if there are justifiable reasons for doing so.

July 3, 2015
July 3, 2015

In quest for boys, this couple in Gujarat has 14 daughters

In quest for boys, a couple in Gujarat takes 14 daughters at the rate of one every year, and finally had a boy two years ago.

May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015

"Legislative and cultural change cannot come about separately."

Flavia Agnes, prominent Indian lawyer and co-founder and director of MAJLIS, India, speaks to Nahela Nowshin of The Daily Star on May 16 at the second forum of Gender, Justice and Religion held at Spectra Convention Centre in Dhaka.