Ahead of the International Day of the Girl on 11 October, CARE International warns that an increasing number of Syrian refugee parents are arranging marriages for their daughters due to economic hardship and concerns about the security and protection of their daughters in an unknown environment.
The consequences of early marriage on young girls are well known, but millions of underage boys are also married off each year—and there is little research on their fates. Across the globe, millions of boys and girls are betrothed so young they spend the majority of their adolescence already marr
These questions came out of lengthy discussions with project teams in Bangladesh and Nepal. As a learning project, Tipping Point staff and community groups will intentionally explore these questions in the course of our work with communities and networks.
Glamour.com - The Child Bride Crisis: 64 Million Girls Around the World Are Forced Into Marriage Before Adulthood. One Organization Aims to Help
Child marriage, which is defined as marriage before the age of 18 but often impacts girls not yet in their teens, has been regarded as a tradition in many cultures.
As Girl Summit commences in London, CARE details plan to turn tide against child marriage in parts of Nepal and Bangladesh, help communities reach a “Tipping Point” of lasting change
Jaintia Shinnomul Songstha (JASHIS) is a non-profit and non-government organization based in the Sylhet district of Bangladesh. JASHIS conducts most of its work through a participatory approach that considers everyone’s perspective.