BD sees progress in ending child marriage, but ‘still not enough’

29 Nov,2016

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Mentioning that Bangladesh has made a very good progress in dealing with child marriage, Prime Minister's Foreign Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi on Tuesday called for joint efforts to eliminate the problem from the country as it is still far from enough.

"Though we’ve achieved a very good progress but it’s still far from enough. We all need to join hands to end it (child marriage)," he told a function in the city.

The Adviser laid emphasis on proper implementation of relevant laws keeping no loophole in the rules.

"Through child marriage we steal away her valuable time. Her childhood is stolen. Her future is robbed of,” Dr Rizvi said in a highly emotional speech.

The Adviser was addressing an award-giving ceremony on preventing child marriage and reducing gender based violence.

He appreciated the initiatives taken at various levels to stop child marriage.   "Child marriage is the most egregious form of human rights violation for which the entire society must be held accountable," Dr Rizvi said.

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