Help for Child Brides
The consequences of child marriages in Bangladesh go far beyond the breach of human rights as the practice leads to physical and mental abuse and irreversible health problems.
Sixty-six percent of the girls in Bangladesh are married before they turn 18.
spot a girl barely out of her teens, cradling a baby in her arms with two others trailing behind. For such girls, it’s not the question of being happy. It’s about accepting the reality and suffering through it.
Although Bangladesh’s laws prescribe the minimum legal age for marriage to be 18, such laws are hardly given any consideration in the presence of certain social, economic and cultural priorities. Despite persistent efforts by the government rural Bangladesh, which proves that the trend is mainly prevalent in areas that are relatively backward in terms of education and socio-economic growth. These are the areas where parents are unable to provide for the basic needs and education of their girls. Keeping in view the aforementioned factors, it is not hard to spot the incentives parents see in marrying their adolescent daughters off.
Besides poverty, social conformity