By the time a girl reaches secondary school in Bangladesh, over half of the girls in her class will be married – though, most married girls will have already left school to take care of domestic chores and sometimes even raise children. If she lived in a rural region of Bangladesh, 7 out of 10 girls in her class will have married before the age of 18.
We know that when Bangladeshi girls graduate primary, secondary, and higher education, it will make them respectively 24%, 72% and 94% less likely to marry at a young age than girls without an education. In fact, school is one of the most powerful tools we have to combat child marriage – and we’re empowering girls to exercise their right to education in Bangladesh.
By investing in education and protection in Bangladesh, you will help over 143,000 adolescents use their rights and take authority over the issues that affect them the most. With a generous match of 6x your investments from Global Affairs Canada, you will offer exponential impact in Bangladesh!