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Parliamentary panel receives 90,000 'orchestrated emails' on Bill seeking increase in marital age for girls
India

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
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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?.

Why raising the legal age of marriage for women is more posturing than progress
India

Why raising the legal age of marriage for women is more posturing than progress

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

A holistic approach to adolescent health and well-being: Leveraging India’s demographic dividend
India

A holistic approach to adolescent health and well-being: Leveraging India’s demographic dividend

While some adolescents have access to necessary information and services, many are not adequately supported to make a successful transition from childhood to adulthood

India recorded over 350 crimes against children each day in 2020, shows CRY's analysis of NCRB data
India

India recorded over 350 crimes against children each day in 2020, shows CRY's analysis of NCRB data

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

World Population Day: As UP invites suggestions, a look at India's history of population control
India

World Population Day: As UP invites suggestions, a look at India's history of population control

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

World Population Day 2021: History, significance and theme of occassion observed on 11 July
India

World Population Day 2021: History, significance and theme of occassion observed on 11 July

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal writes to Narendra Modi demanding law against Nikah Halala, polygamy
India

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal writes to Narendra Modi demanding law against Nikah Halala, polygamy

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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