Youth and Schools

Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriage worldwide. As of 2021, 66% of girls in Bangladesh are married before they turn 18 and 32% are married before they turn 15. In addition, UNICEF has predicted 10 million more child marriages across the next 10 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The 30 Hour Famine: #ClimateAction 2020 took place virtually on Instagram for the first time from 26 - 29 May. A total of 488 participants challenged themselves to fight climate change by completing various tasks to reduce their carbon footprint, while learning about the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities. Four teams share their reflections with us and how their lifestyles have changed after taking on the challenge! 

On 9-12 December 2019, students and young professionals from Cambodia, Myanmar, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Nepal, Vietnam, China and the Philippines came together for the fourth edition of our annual Youth For Change Conference (YFCC), which was held in Cebu.