The Epidemic of Child Marriage in Bangladesh
Sustainable Development Goals: 1, 5, 10, 16
- SDG 1 - No Poverty
- SDG 5 - Gender Equality
- SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
- SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
This video explains how poverty, natural disasters and inaction from the government leads to child marriage as a “survival strategy” for various families in Bangladesh. It also discusses how some local officials go against government laws and facilitate early marriages by accepting bribes or fake documentation.