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Delaying child marriage through community based skills development programs for girls: results from a randomized controlled study in rural Bangladesh

Author: Amin, S et al Organisation: Population Council Year: 2016

New research from Population Council shows that its Balika programme has significantly delayed child marriage and produced better health, educational and social outcomes for girls.

Girls who attended Balika’s weekly sessions were one third less likely to be married as children.The programme provides girls with education and skills for modern livelihoods as well as engaging their communities.

TAGS: Report Bangladesh South Asia Education Health Empowering girls Providing services Education Health services