Child marriage

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    COVID-19 puts half a million more girls at risk of early marriage: report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:25am on October 19, 2020

    An estimated 500,000 more girls are at the risk of being forced into child marriage globally and as many as one million more are expected...

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    Bangladesh has highest child marriage prevalence in South Asia

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 07:51pm on October 07, 2020

    Despite significant progress in recent years, Bangladesh has the highest prevalence of child marriage in South Asia and ranks among 10 countries in the world...

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    Vietnamese beauty queen pushing girls to stay in school

    Agence France-Presse . Ho Chi Minh City | Updated at 10:04pm on September 30, 2020

    Skin-whitening, child marriage, a curtailed education: Vietnamese model and literacy campaigner H’Hen Nie has defied traditional expectations laid on her -- and is now determined...

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    Virus despair forces girls across Asia into child marriage

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 11:06am on September 01, 2020

    Tens of thousands of girls across Asia are being forced into marriage by desperate families plunged into poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic, as campaigners...

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    Woman, son jailed over child marriage

    Our Correspondent . Barishal | Updated at 01:55am on July 05, 2020

    A mobile court sentenced a bridegroom, his mother and their associate to six-month imprisonment early Saturday on charge of arranging child marriage in Agailjhara upazila...

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    Study shows Bangladesh’s progress in improving children’s health

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:54pm on February 24, 2020

    Bangladesh has made great strides in several areas related to health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education and child protection with sharp decline in child...

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     Three jailed for child marriage in Magura

    United News of Bangladesh. Magura | Updated at 11:53am on February 09, 2020

    A mobile court on Saturday jailed three persons, including the groom, for child marriage at Sonarpur village in Mohammadpur upazila. Bride's father Shafiul Islam and...

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    Child marriage foiled in Lalmonirhat

    Our Correspondent . Lalmonirhat | Updated at 12:50am on February 05, 2020

    Local administration in Lalmonirhat foiled an attempt to marry off a schoolgirl at Char Votemari of Kaliganj in the district on Monday night. A mobile...

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    Speaker for curbing child, maternal mortality

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sanstha . Madaripur | Updated at 12:09am on January 19, 2020

    Jatiya Sangsad speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Saturday underscored the need for ensuring inclusive development by preventing child marriage and reducing child and maternal mortality...

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    MPs’ role in implementing SPCPD project emphasised

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:37am on December 30, 2019

    The activities of child marriage prevention and reduction of maternal and child mortality rates under SPCPD project should be set in a creative way to...