In Bangladesh the legal age for marriage is 21 for boys and 18 for girls. This was established with the national Child Marriage Restraint Act in 1929. However, the authorities rarely intervene to stop child marriages and parents continue to marry off their daughters secretly.
Can you get married at 16 in Bangladesh?
The directive given by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 18 December regarding the draft law was that the age of marriage is 18, but will be acceptable at 16 with consent of the parents or the court.
What is the minimum age to get married in Bangladesh?
18 In Bangladesh, marriage laws are based on a combination of religious and civil law. Civil laws dictate that the legal age of consent and minimum age for marriage is 18 for women and 21 for men.
Can a boy marry at the age of 18 in Bangladesh?
The Child Marriage Restraint Bill keeps the legal age of marriage as 18 for women and 21 for men but introduces exceptions in “special cases” or for in the “best interests” of the adolescent.
Can I marry same person twice in Bangladesh?
Polygamy and civil polygamous marriages are legal in Bangladesh but restricted according to a law of 1961, though the practice is rapidly declining.