Wednesday, March 22

Don’t lower girls’ minimum marriage age: HRW

Child bride in Rayer Bazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Images courtesy of MH Kawsar

News Desk: The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Bangladesh government not to lower marriage age for girls, suggesting the country complies with international prohibitions against child marriage.
“The proposed revisions would reverse stated government aims to reduce child marriage among girls,” the New York-based rights group said referring to the proposed lowering of girls’ age for marriage.