A sub-committee for child marriage prevention on Wednesday recommended making girls' education up to higher secondary level mandatory to stop child marriage.
Capacity building of the local government members in observation of the sub-committee, national advocacy plan for program implementation, regular meetings of the sub-committee were also recommended at the meeting, said a handout from the Parliament Secretariat.
The meeting was held at the parliament building with convener of the sub-committee Rebeka Momin in the chair. She is also the president of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Women and Children Affairs Ministry.
Recalling the contributions of lawmakers to prevent child marriage, Rebeka urged people to be vocal from their respective stances to prevent the curse.
The committee also recommended holding assembly with students, teachers and guardians in order to prevent gender violence and child marriage.
Lawmaker Salina Begum, Project Director MA Kamal Billah and other secretariat officials were present at the meeting.