Sharolika Parvin, 16, was an aspiring football player until she was married earlier this year and her in-laws did not allow her to continue playing. Photo: Handout Sharolika Parvin, 16, was an aspiring football player until she was married earlier this year and her in-laws did not allow her to continue playing. Photo: Handout
Sharolika Parvin, 16, was an aspiring football player until she was married earlier this year and her in-laws did not allow her to continue playing. Photo: Handout

Coronavirus child brides: Bangladesh teens forced into marriage during pandemic downturn

  • Bangladesh has seen a sharp increase in child marriages as impoverished families marry off their daughters to survive, undoing years of social progress
  • Academics say the closure of schools has increased the dropout rate, which will have a huge economic impact on the country

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Sharolika Parvin, 16, was an aspiring football player until she was married earlier this year and her in-laws did not allow her to continue playing. Photo: Handout Sharolika Parvin, 16, was an aspiring football player until she was married earlier this year and her in-laws did not allow her to continue playing. Photo: Handout
Sharolika Parvin, 16, was an aspiring football player until she was married earlier this year and her in-laws did not allow her to continue playing. Photo: Handout
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