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Child brides are still children, and they need our help

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Reports of classrooms empty of girls in the ninth and tenth grades are coming from all over Bangladesh. This is an opinion piece authored by Shaheen Anam, Executive Director of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF). Shorolika Parveen from Kurigram dreamt of playing in the national football team someday and had even received a best player award […]

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Study by Manusher Jonno Foundation reveals: Pandemic pushes goals to eradicate Child Labor, Marriage further away

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Child labour and child marriages have surged in Bangladesh amid the pandemic, found a recent study by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) – unravelling the decades of progress made on bringing down the two social ills. Between April and October 2020, at least 13,886 girls between the ages of 10 to 17 were forced into child […]

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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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