Political commitment to end child marriage is a positive step

Subrina The Association for Community Development (ACD) • 26 June 2021

Child marriage is associated with many harmful consequences, including health dangers associated with early pregnancy, lower educational achievement for girls who marry earlier, a higher incidence of spousal violence, and an increased likelihood of poverty.

Adolescent forums actively participated in budget shova 2021 where they advocated for incorporating child friendly budget, thus the local government has declared budget for prevention of child marriage. The Bangladesh government’s high-level political commitment to end child marriage is a positive step.