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Charities: Proposed Bangladeshi Child Marriage Law a Step Backwards

Bangladesh will be taking a step backwards in efforts to end child marriage if parliament approves changes to a law which would permit girls below 18 to be married in "special cases," a global alliance of charities said on Thursday. The poor South Asian nation has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, despite a three-decade-old law which bans marriage for girls under 18 and men under 21. Girls Not Brides, a coalition of more than 650 charities, said...

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