Country Bangladesh
Year 2018 - 2030
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

The National Plan of Action (NPA) to End Child Marriage was launched in August 2018 to eliminate child marriage through existing institutional initiatives, programmes and combined efforts of all. The goal of the NPA is to end the marriage of girls below the age of 15 years and to reduce by one third the rate of marriage for girls aged 18 years in 2021, and to completely eliminate child marriage by 2041.

Source of Information

Bangladesh's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.21

For more information: Plan of Action launched to eliminate child marriage in Bangladesh (August 2018)