Social Action Committee hold press conference on recently passed Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017 with allowing special clause

By on March 29, 2017
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A platform of 71 Women. Human rights and development organizations–Social Action Committee organized press conference on 1st March and 18th March 2017 at Reporters Unity in Dhaka on recently passed Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017 with special clause which allows underage marriage under special circumstances.

President of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, Ayesha Khanam moderated the program while  Salma Ali,  Executive Director, BNWLA,  President of Women for women Zakia K Hasan, Executive Director of Steps Towards Development Ranjan Karmaker, Executive Director Nari Progoti Sangha Rokeya Kabir,  Program Head of BRAC Habibur Rahman , Senoir Deputy Director of ASK , Ad. Rawshan Jahan Parveen, Representative from Manusher Jonno Foundation Banasree Mitra and others persons from Social Action Committee spoke in the press conference.

The speakers said that the special provision of the Act will severely affect women and children’s rights and encourage child marriage as it does not specify the age for marriage.  This Act will give advantage to rapists for marrying the victims.

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