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Call For Law Reform

8 October 2020

The current law in Bangladesh that addresses child marriage is the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2017 (CMRA) that repealed the earlier British law of 1929. The Act sets the minimum age of marriage for a male as 21 years and for a female as 18 years. CMRA criminalizes contracting, allowing, or solemnising of a child marriage. In 2018, the Child Marriage Restraint Rules (the Rules) had been also formulated providing details of the formation and responsibilities of the Child Marriage Prevention Committees, along with other functional details.

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Digital birth registration in Bangladesh

3 February 2020

This study will be a blueprint for an integrated programme specifically aimed at improving digital birth registration services across Bangladesh.

We must accelerate efforts to eliminate child marriage in Asia.

Time to Act! Accelerating Efforts to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Asia

10 January 2019

Plan International firmly commits to preventing and eliminating child,  early and forced marriage through holistic interventions and in partnership with a range of actors and stakeholders. Building on the comprehensive body of research into the root causes and detrimental consequences,  we have further invested in identifying and exploring the effective interventions and strategies that have proven to be significantly reducing  this widespread practice. 

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Their Time Is Now: Eliminating Child, Early and Forced Marriage

19 September 2018

This is the first phase into an extensive research on Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Asia. It provides a snapshot of CEFM in Asia, consolidates and analyses evidence over the past 15 years and outlines actions that must be taken. 

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Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices of the Rohingya

20 June 2018

This report, the first to do so, focuses on the lives and experiences of the adolescent Rohingya girls living in refugee camps in Bangladesh since fleeing conflict in Myanmar. 

Childhood Interrupted

25 February 2018

Qualitative research conducted in partnership with World Vision International and Save the Children, reflecting the views, hopes and desires of children that have been affected by the Rohingya crisis. 

Research into Gender Equality and ECD initiatives

1 August 2017

Between 2014 and 2015, Plan and partner organisations conducted research on the gender dimensions of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) initiatives in 11 countries. This synthesis report shows the research findings. 

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Women and their children's health (WATCH) project

1 July 2016

This report describes key strategies and results from Plan International’s Women and Their Children’s Health (WATCH) project, implemented with the Canadian government’s support in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali and Zimbabwe.