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Child Marriage Free since March 2011

As a short follow on the the previous post I came across this article by Kiran Flynn in The Guardian .

What caught my attention this: A large colourful sign outside the Bashbari village in Sreepur, Bangladesh, declares it “Child Marriage Free”, and its Village Development Committee proudly states that “since March 2011, we have had no child marriages”

The committee in Bashbari village, took part in community education programmes organised by Plan International. “We have been spreading the message to our community” says 25-year-old Rani from the committee. “Everybody discussed and then took an oath not to give children in marriage before 18.” 

Great initiative!

Shahida, 14, from Bangladesh holds her birth certificate that saved her from early marriage