Bangladesh: Court removes ‘virgin’ word from marriage form

Women in Bangladesh are no longer required to declare if they are virgins on marriage registration forms, the country’s top court has ruled.

The high court ordered that “virgin” be replaced with “unmarried”. The other two options on the form – “widow” and “divorced” – remain unchanged.

Women’s rights groups – who had argued the word “virgin” was humiliating – welcomed Sunday’s verdict.

Source: Bangladesh: Court removes ‘virgin’ word from marriage form – BBC News

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