Mobile Based Age Verification Before Marriage Registration to Stop Child Marriage

Details of the organization
Access to Information Programme, Prime Minister's Office, Dhaka
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Mobile Based Age Verification Before Marriage Registration to Stop Child Marriage
To address the issue, an integrated ICT solution is offered through “Mobile Based Age Verification before Marriage Registration to Stop Child Marriage” by the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kurigram.A mobile phone based M.R. system & a helpline (Dial to a short code 16100 from any MSISDN) is developed to receive any complaint against child Marriage. Birth Related Information can be collected from the National Server by Using Mobile Phone Network through Push/pull SMS service or through USSD Application. Bangladesh has different types of huge online data center which contains Stakeholder’s Birth related Information. But the Access to these data center is restricted for general people. Our System developed the platform to get those data through API Link of specified data Center. The USSD Application ( Dialing *16100# from any mobile phone) will help the Marriage Registrars and the mass people to verify the Birth Registration Certificate which is generally introduced at the time of Marriage Registration. The Mobile phone based Marriage Registration system by using dedicated MSISDN will develop a Marriage Registration/Events Data base which can stop polygamy also.
National implementation: Bangladesh
Completed from 01/01/2016 to 01/04/2017

WSIS information
* Access to information and knowledge
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Project