Child marriage

How do we bring Rupa and Lata back to school?

Bangladesh went into a nationwide lockdown with one of the highest rates of child marriage worldwide, where 51% of young women get married before turning 18. While many other countries were worried about learning loss, we were worried about the increasing number of young girls becoming vulnerable to higher health risks, early pregnancies, and domestic violence as a result of child marriage.

This op-ed in the Dhaka Tribune explores the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the already high rates of child marriage in Bangladesh, and the subsequent impact on girls education.