Karishma Mahfuz

April 29, 2021

How BRAC’s barefoot lawyers are supporting women in Bangladesh to raise their voices

A 2015 survey found that over half of the married women and girls in Bangladesh had suffered some form of abuse. Less than 3% of these survivors took legal action. Seeking justice without basic knowledge of the legal system is difficult, particularly for women from low-income families. How is BRAC helping to change that? Through barefoot lawyers.
April 18, 2021

Child marriage in Bangladesh: Does a vacuum exist within the law?

Bangladesh has the highest prevalence of child marriages in South Asia. Currently, there are 38 million girls who were married before their 18th birthday in Bangladesh. 13 million of those girls were married before the age of 15.