When Schools Shut: Child Marriage Start: Impact of COVID-19 on Education of Girl Child in Bangladesh

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2022-09
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Akhter, Zobaida
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Promoting Equity and Inclusion // More than 15.5 percent of Bangladeshi girls had been forced into wedlock below the age of 15 whereas the marriage age in Bangladesh during a pandemic. With the recent reopening of Bangladeshi schools, authorities have been alarmed by the number of girls not attending classes. In Khulna district, North of Bangladesh recorded more than 3,000 child marriages in this district. The paper will assess and estimate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education of young girls. Some case studies will be conducted in the child marriage-prone district of Khulna. Technology is not the only solution to all problems, it needs infrastructure, access to the internet or mobile, and economic solvency to provide necessary things. Since the majority of schools have moved instruction online because of the pandemic, it is now important to give girls the tools to participate in distance learning techniques. Because thousands of girl brides in southern Bangladesh whose classroom seats have remained empty after reopening of school. // Paper ID 3114
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Pandemic, School Closure, Child Marriage
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Bangladesh
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Asia
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