Child Marriage in Bangladesh

‘Spotlight on the Shadow’ is a new series on the untold impacts of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. Bangladesh is one of the many countries struggling with the factors brought by the pandemic that lead to child marriage. This video explores the increase in child marriage in 2020 in a country home to 38 million child brides, and what can be done to reverse this trend.

By Jemima Sinclair as part of the ‘Spotlight on the Shadow’ series