• Sunday, June 26, 2022

ASIA

Child marriage ‘game-changer’

By: Eastern Eye Staff

PHONE APP TACKLES BANGLADESH PROBLEM A NEW phone app could be a “game-changer” in the fight against child marriage in Bang­ladesh, where more than half of all girls are married before they are 18, children’s charity Plan In­ternational said on Monday (7). Bangladesh has one of the world’s highest rates of child mar­riage, according to UNICEF, de­spite laws that ban girls under 18 and men under 21 from marrying. The mobile app being rolled out by Plan and the Bangladesh government aims to prevent it by allowing matchmakers, priests and officers who register marriag­es to verify the bride and groom’s…

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