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Early and Child Marriage

Early marriage and child marriage are important issues in the region, which are slowly transitioning out of their earlier cultural and historical contexts. In order to ensure the health and well- being of women and girls, and access to equal opportunities in life for women and girls, it is important to ensure progress on the issues of early and child marriage.

While less and less younger adolescents (under 14) are getting married, the situation for girls older than 15 remain the same. One in three adolescent girls in Bangladesh are child-bearing.

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