Human Rights Watch Report Urges Bangladesh To Follow Up On Promises To Curb Child Marriage
The Guardian: Bangladesh urged to combat ‘epidemic of child marriage’
“Child marriage in Bangladesh is an epidemic and requires the government to act on its promises to tackle the problem, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Bangladesh has the fourth highest rate of child marriage in the world, behind Niger, Central African Republic, and Chad. … In its 134-page report, Marry Before Your House Is Swept Away, published on Tuesday, HRW welcomed the government’s commitment to end child marriage, but said little action had followed pledges to end the practice made by the prime minister last year…” (Ford, 6/9).