Bangladesh’s law to allow “some” child marriages is “step backwards”

Bangladesh’s law to allow “some” child marriages is “step backwards”

This article is the continuation of the previous discussion begun in: Bangladesh: girls’ marriage allowed at “any age” in special circumstances (not specified…) The previous bill proposed to lower the girl’s minimum age for marriage to 16 years. The so-called “civil society” and various NGOs have pressured to amend the bill.... Continua »
60-years-old Arab weds three poor indian muslim girls in a row

60-years-old Arab weds three poor indian muslim girls in a row

Hyderabad, India: In 10 minutes of one another, Afreen, Farheen and Sultana were married. To a stinking rich 60-year-old sheikh from the Emirates. Mohammed Baquer Khan had gifted the girls “poor parents” – all staying in the Kalapathat slum in the old city of Hyderabad – Rs 10,000 each (130... Continua »
Bangladesh ranks 111 among 144 countries in providing opportunity to girls

Bangladesh ranks 111 among 144 countries in providing opportunity to girls

Bangladesh has been placed at 111 on the Girls’ Opportunity Index, a report published by Save the Children. The report ranks 144 countries according to opportunities provided to ensure development of girls. Bangladesh has been placed in the lowest strata alongside Afghanistan. ‘Child marriage’ has been identified as the biggest obstacle... Continua »
Child marriages prevented in Natore, Bangladesh

Child marriages prevented in Natore, Bangladesh

A mobile court yesterday 12th February foiled two attempted child marriages in Natore sadar upazila. The court, led by Nairuzzaman Khan, Natore sadar upazila nirbahi officer, rushed to Islabari and stopped the attempted marriage of Bilkis Khatun, 13, daughter of Abdur Razzak of the village, then went to Haguria village... Continua »
Yesterday a child, today a bride

Yesterday a child, today a bride

Child marriage occurs across the world, in every continent, in many different cultures, and in communities of all religions. Bangladesh has the fourth worst rate of child marriage in the world – 65/66 percent of all girls are married by age 18. If the numbers do not speak for themselves,... Continua »