New Report on Child Marriage in South Asia
Friday, March 29, 2013 12:15 PM

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) was invited by The Plan Asia Regional Office to gather qualitative data on child marriage in Bangladesh, India and Nepal and to launch a report on prevention of child marriage in the region. ICRW interviewed girls, boys, parents, community leaders, and government officials in each country to reveal their views and perceptions of the causes and consequences of this harmful practice.
The report examines:
  • Education patterns and changing trends among girls and boys;
  • Aspirations of young persons and parents;
  • Perceptions of the importance of marriage;
  • Decision-making and child rights; and
  • Knowledge about and adherence to marriage laws.
The researchers assert that this study is relevant not only in South Asia, but also for other countries with significant problems caused by child marriage.
Compiled from: Asia Child Marriage Initiative, Summary of Research in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, WUNRN (29 March 2013).