Posted by Bukola Daike on May 25, 2021 at 8:53 am
With an increasing trend of child marriage observed in recent statistics in Bangladesh, it is not only the pandemic and its multifaceted impacts, but the impacts of climate change that have a lot to do with it. Needless to mention the consequences of child marriage on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) on the lives of the young and adolescents.
In recent years, climate change has exacerbated poverty, social inequality as well as gender inequality. This gender inequality is deeply rooted in the roles, behaviours, attributes, and relative powers associated with being female or male in a given society (p. 113, Tanny, and Rahman, 2016). Though the country is well-known for local adaptation strategies to extreme climate events and climate change, lack of resources and security force poor people to adapt ‘unsustainable strategies’.
Thus, a research has been conducted by Anika Binte Habib and Melina Liethmann titled “Harmful Ties: A systematic analysis of the effects of child marriage on SRHR in times of climate change and COVID-19