Educating Girls and Countering Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Opportunities for Faith Engagement

Authors: Sarah Thompson Aisha Binte Abdur Rob

August 10, 2021

Girls in Bangladesh are facing distinctive, detrimental effects linked to the COVID-19 emergencies. Among them are disruptions to education, which are accelerating child marriage and different forms of violence. The lifetime education losses are incalculable. This brief focuses on specific ways in which faith communities, governments, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have engaged to prevent girls from being left behind in and beyond Bangladesh. It also explores paths toward a more equitable education system when the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us.

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