Bangladesh: Court removes ‘virgin’ word from marriage form

Video. Bangladesh has the highest rate of girls under 15 getting married. SA  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. Separately, the court said grooms now also must declare their marital status.