If You Don’t Want Child Brides In Bangladesh, Don’t Accept Them In Britain Either

“But child marriage is legal in the UK—so why shouldn’t it be allowed here?” Those were the words of a Bangladesh government official who I met to discuss the terrible harm child marriage causes in Bangladesh, like depriving girls of education, exposing them and their babies to serious health risks from early pregnancy, sinking their families deeper into poverty, and raising the risk that they will face domestic violence. In Bangladesh, half of all girls marry as children, 18 percent of them before age 15. Read more here: