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Washington Post Examines Child Marriage In Bangladesh, Interviews Photojournalist Who Documented Weddings

Washington Post: The ‘saddest bride I have ever seen’: Child marriage is as popular as ever in Bangladesh
“…Although [15-year-old] Nasoin Akhter’s marriage is technically illegal in Bangladesh, laws against child marriage are rarely enforced. And despite what government officials promise and the fact that outside organizations consider it a human rights violation, the practice remains popular in Bangladesh. According to a report published in June by Human Rights Watch, the country has the fourth-highest rate of child marriage in the world, with 29 percent of Bangladeshi girls married before the age of 15, and 65 percent before the age of 18…” (Kirkpatrick, 8/28).

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