On the northern outskirts of Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, sits Duaripara, a slum that is home to more than 40, people. For teenage girls, life here is tough. The country has one of the highest rates of child marriage, with more than half of Bangladeshi girls marrying before adulthood. For a documentary as part of the BBC Identity season , I met teenage brides who were married and abandoned before they were Like many people living in Duaripara slum, year-old Rogina moved to Dhaka looking for work. She arrived with her father, brother and sister last month, leaving her mother and three other siblings miles away in Sylhet, where she had been married off to a man 12 years her senior.
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Please provide search keyword s. BBS official Jahidul Hoque Sarder said at the launch of the report on Sunday that the study was based on interviews of 21, women between Aug 13 and 22 last year. Compared with the figures for , he said that the rate of sexual abuse of married women came down, but in cases of physical torture, it had gone up. The study says it found that in 15 percent of the cases men abused their wives in efforts to control their behaviour. The rate is In the case of rural women it was 12 percent while in urban areas it was
Married at 14, abandoned by 15: the forgotten girls of Dhaka
A s a child in rural Bangladesh, Orola Dalbot, 30, enjoyed growing up around her stepfather, Noten. Her father died when she was small, and her mother remarried soon after. Noten was handsome and energetic, with curly dark hair and a broad smile. Her wedding had taken place when she was three years old in a joint ceremony with her mother. Following tradition in the matrilineal Mandi tribe, an ethnic group of about two million people spread across hill regions of Bangladesh and India, mother and daughter had married the same man.
Visit our new interactive Atlas! According to UNICEF, Bangladesh has the fourth highest prevalence rate of child marriage in the world, and the second highest number of absolute child brides — 4,, The median age at first marriage is 15 in Rangpur and 16 in Rajshahi and Khulna.