Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Birth and Marriage Registration

This memorandum discusses the link between child marriage and birth and marriage registration. Section I of this memorandum focuses on birth registration, including the importance of registration, government and civil society birth registration initiatives in Bangladesh and the factors that perpetuate low rates of birth registration and recommendations for overcoming them. Section II briefly introduces marriage registration, the unreliability of which also contributes to Bangladesh’s high rates of child marriage.




Leigh Blomgren, Women and Justice Fellow, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice

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