Skills that Empower Adolescent Girls: Some Evidence from an Intervention Research Study
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) organized a seminar on March 23, 2022 titled “Skills that Empower Adolescent Girls: Some Evidence from an Intervention Research Study”. Dr. Sajeda Amin, Senior Associate, Population Council, New York presented her research at this seminar. The seminar was held in a hybrid mode.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of three community-based skills-building programs to delay child marriage among adolescent girls in rural Bangladesh. Dr. Amin mentioned that this research explored whether expanding alternatives and choices for girls can change the choices that families make with regard to their marriage. This study demonstrated that it is possible to reduce the frequency of child marriage in a comparatively shorter period of time by working with communities to implement holistic programs to build skills among girls.
BIDS researchers, development practitioners and journalists attended the seminar. The seminar was chaired by Dr. Binayak Sen.