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Bangladesh: child marriage remains a major issue

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In Bangladesh, there still remains an incredibly high rate of child marriage. According to UNICEF, the country has the fourth highest rate of child marriage in the world, after Niger, the Central African Republic and Chad. 29 percent of girls get married by the age of 15 and 65 percent at age 18, an age when they should be graduating from high school. Unfortunately these terrible numbers don’t stop there, with even 2 percent of girls married at age 11.

MAKING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN A VISIBLE FIGHT AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

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Among children’s rights, the right to live in a violent-free environment is essential and was discussed at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council, on 11 March 2015. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, Ms.

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