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National Multimedia Campaign for Ending Child Marriage

Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, and the practice remains socially acceptable in many parts of the country. Child marriage is driven by a range of socio-economic and cultural factors and maintained by tradition. Factors that increase the risk of child marriage in Bangladesh include poverty and fear for girls’ safety and security, as well as a complex tangle of social norms and beliefs. [Read more...]