Repercussions of Climate Change

An increase in child marriage is a startling consequence of climate change. In countries like Bangladesh, where already 52% of girls are married before 18, families anticipating or dealing with financial difficulty from natural disasters like floods, droughts and storms resort to marrying off their daughters.
 
Lakshmi Sundaram of Girls Not Brides urges governments and NGOs to consider risks of child marriage when responding to climate change disasters, and emphasizes the role of affected women and girls in driving change. “They are best placed to understand their own contexts, and can help find ways to keep themselves and their peers safe,” Sundaram writes.
 
News Deeply Women & Girls (Opinion) 

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