Child Marriage News
Parliamentary panel receives 90,000 'orchestrated emails' on Bill seeking increase in marital age for girls
Just six members attended the meeting of the committee chaired by BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe on Wednesday out of a membership strength of 31
A tale of two cities within one: Qubool Hai?, Telugu show on Aha, explores child marriage and trafficking in old Hyderabad
The beauty of the old Hyderabad city is juxtaposed against the horrors of its reality in the Aha series Qubool Hai?.
Every girl isn’t born into an ‘ideal’ home, an ‘ideal’ society with an ideal amount of wealth and security and to make the argument that conforms to the State’s preferences is in their best possible interest
While some adolescents have access to necessary information and services, many are not adequately supported to make a successful transition from childhood to adulthood
Child marriage has increased 50 percent and online abuse has increased 400 percent in one year, CRY said. Further analysis suggests that crimes against children in India has increased steeply by 381 percent in the last decade
These critics argue that rich people have imposed population control on the poor for decades. And, they say, such coercive attempts to control the world's population often backfired and were sometimes harmful
Every year, World Population Day is observed on 11 July to draw people's attention towards overpoulation on a national as well as global level
Oppressed for generations, women cane cutters in Maharashtra continue to work in inhuman conditions, shows study
Women cane cutters are required to work for 13 to 18 hours a day without any weekly rest day. They work even during illness, menstruation, pregnancy or delivery, which affects their health, the study said
COVID-19 crisis risks reversing gains made against child marriage in India; legal revisions alone aren't solution
Despite legal interventions over the years, India has the largest number of child brides in the world, according to a 2019 report published by UNICEF; one-third of the global total.
Underage girls for sale in Hyderabad: First as a bride, then a sex slave as part of 'contract marriage' racket in city
A contract marriage is a prevalent practice in the city involving agents and Gulf nationals, who arrive in India on a visitor visa
WCD ministry wants law ministry on board after PIL filed in Delhi HC seeks uniform age of marriage for men, women
The Ministry of Women and Child Development told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that the Law Ministry be also taken on board to deal with the issue of fixing a uniform age of marriage
Ill-equipped private madrassas in Assam ignore child rights, junk formal education; girl students often end up as child brides
The private madrassas are one of the key reasons for low rate of income among the Muslim community as hardly anyone graduating from these ill-equipped institutes will have a chance to survive in today's competitive job markets.
Odisha sets up task force to prevent child marriages in Koraput; officials from police, health, education departments to be part of body
Child marriage is the main reason for high rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality, and malnutrition
Delhi Commission For Women chairperson Swati Maliwal Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a law against Nikah Halala and polygamy
51% fall in number of girls between age 15-19 getting married in India, finds report: India's performance improves in child health, education
The number of girls in India in the age group of 15-19 years who are currently married is down 51 percent since 2000, and the country's average performance across a set of indicators related to child health, education, labour, marriage and violence has improved, a new report has said.
Child marriage, malnutrition plague tribal children in Odisha's Nagada; villagers, mostly illiterate, pin hope on govt for healthcare facilities
Although largely clueless about politics and political leaders, the villagers of Nagada in Odisha continue to pin their hopes on the state government to take care of their health, development and infrastructure needs.
Bombay HC decision to stay criminal proceedings against man accused of raping minor wife disrespects rights of rape survivors
The Bombay HC's reasoning behind staying criminal proceedings against a man accused of raping minor wife in a recent case fails to justify why someone facing allegations of grave sexual offences like rape should be allowed to ‘negotiate’ his way out of the crime
Child marriage rampant in West Bengal's Malda, but parties believe addressing social evil would be political suicide
Despite the high prevalence of child marriage in West Bengal's Malda district, very few police cases get reported, and the rate of conviction is even more abysmal.
In Kerala's Malappuram, underage girls brainwashed into marriage with promises of mobile phones, freedom to step out
Child marriage survivors in Kerala's Malappuram district say they agreed for early marriages to get access to mobile phones and the freedom to go out of the house