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Stop child marriage and sexual harassment

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12 months agoopen0

In Bangladesh and elsewhere, child marriage is a major impediment to girls’ education. In Bangladesh more than 50% of girls are married before the age of 18, and about 30% of girls 15 to 19 already have one child. If we want girls to be able to complete education we have to end child marriage. We also have to seriously address sexual harassment of girls. Insecurity is one of the reasons parents give for marrying their daughters. It is also a major barrier to girls’ full participation in education. Christine Hunter, country representative, UN Women, Dhaka, Bangladesh, @UNWomenCHunter

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