In this report, UNICEF South Asia looks at the progress made over the past 25 years in respecting, protecting and fulfilling child rights in all eight countries in the region.
Whilst impressive progress has been made for the millions of children living in South Asia, there are still huge improvements to be made. Child marriage continues to be prevalent with some of the highest rates in the world. Almost half of all girls in the region continue to be married before the age of 18. In Bangladesh, 2 out of 3 girls are married by the age of 18.
The report looks at progress made throughout the life cycle of the child and illustrates promising trends, gaps and approaches which can accelerate change and transform their future.