Monday, July 15, 2024

UNFPA worried at high rate of early marriage

Its executive directors tells media The UN Population Fund has expressed concern over the high rate of early marriage in Bangladesh, saying this increases child and maternal mortality rates, contributes to population growth, and creates social problems like gender-based violence. “When young girls are married off at early ages, they are not allowed to develop ... Read more

Child marriage turning into major social evil

51 per cent of girls in Bangladesh are married early: UNICEF Though there is legal prohibition against child marriage, parents or guardians think that marrying their girls off, at an early age, would relieve them of economic burden and protect their daughters from the dangers of sexual assault, said advocate Salma Ali, executive director of ... Read more