Adolescents build positive future after avoiding early marriage

Between 2018 and 2023, over 145,000 adolescents mobilised their communities to say no to child marriage by promoting girls' rights and gender equality.


Children campaign again child marriage in Bangladesh..

The following videos show how children and communities have worked together to end child marriage so girls can build positive futures.

Child marriage prevention committees combat early marriage

Girls learn skills for better opportunities

Reporting and responding to child marriages

About the project

The Combatting Early Marriage in Bangladesh project was a 5-year Global Affairs Canada-funded initiative carried out by Plan International Bangladesh. It made considerable strides toward reducing the vulnerability of adolescents, particularly girls, to early marriage in Bhola and Jhalokathi districts.

The project also included a national scale-up component, working in 39 other districts of Bangladesh. From 2018 to 2023, the project improved the lives of 145,158 adolescents aged 10-19 (58% girls, 42% boys) by promoting gender equality and girls’ rights and mobilising communities to say no to early marriage.

Protection from violence, Sexual and reproductive health and rights, Skills and work, Youth empowerment, child marriage, Financial literacy, Gender-based violence, girls’ leadership, Vocational training