VICE: The Teens Going Door to Door to Stop Child Marriages

VICE: The Teens Going Door to Door to Stop Child Marriages

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Posted
3/30/17

In Bangladesh, six in 10 girls are still married off before the age of 18, despite the fact that child marriage is illegal there. Teens across the country are fighting back - adopting grassroots approaches like literally knocking on doors to talk to families about the perils of child marriage. Guyatri Patel, a senior policy advocate for gender and empowerment at CARE explains some of the root causes of child marriage to Vice. "Because the practice of girls' parents paying a dowry to the grooms' family is so common, girls are often seen as an economic burden on already struggling families, she said. Read the story here

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