Bangladesh

Challenging the Child Marriage Restraint Act In Bangladesh

In December 2016, The Bangladeshi Parliament discussed the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2016, a bill which ostensibly includes a special provision allowing child marriage at any age in “special cases,” such as “accidental” or “illegal” pregnancy, or where a marriage would protect a girl’s “honor.” The Hunger Project-Bangladesh participated in a march to try and halt it.

Women Rising in Bangladesh

On the first morning of “Beijing+20″ – the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women – The Hunger Project hosted a parallel event with BRAC, Helen Keller International and with the support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge.

Celebrating Girl Children in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, 45 percent of the total population consists of children below the age of 18, of whom 47 percent are girls. A girl child is not only a future mother but also a great asset to a country's development.  As long as girls are treated as inferior and less...

Empowering Youth Parliament Leaders in Bangladesh

One third of the population in Bangladesh is less than twenty years old. The Hunger Project-Bangladesh is proud to work with this sizable, empowered force for community change. Activists like Poroma Kanya (pictured) engage with Youth Ending Hunger (YEH), the youth...

Challenging the Child Marriage Restraint Act In Bangladesh

In December 2016, The Bangladeshi Parliament discussed the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2016, a bill which ostensibly includes a special provision allowing child marriage at any age in “special cases,” such as “accidental” or “illegal” pregnancy, or where a marriage would protect a girl’s “honor.” The Hunger Project-Bangladesh participated in a march to try and halt it.