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6,500 Rajshahi students became child brides amid pandemic

In Bangladesh, 51% of women who are currently aged 20-24 were married while they were still children, according to UNICEF. Around 6,500 female high school students in Rajshahi were married-off in the district during the last 18 months when schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 103,407 female high school students in […]

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Speaker calls MPs to check child marriage by encouraging girls education

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The National Parliament speaker of Bangladesh Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury last week said the parliament members should play important role while encouraging girls’ education as the preventive to child marriage in the country. She made the observation while virtually addressing a consultation workshop on ‘Prevention of child marriage and gender based violence and ensuring reproductive healthcare’, […]

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