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Video March 12, 2019

Stop Child Marriage

Child marriage is recognized as a major development issue that affects girls in many countries. In Bangladesh, women aged 18-22 who married as children has declined over time but remains high at 59 percent. The practice has been linked to various health risks and lower education attainment, among others. The elimination of child marriage is part of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) yet more needs to be done than just adopting laws.