ActionAid report reveals 33% of child brides in the world are Indian, nearly 103 million marry before 18
India contributes 33 percent of the total number of child brides in the world with nearly 103 million Indians married before they were 18, said a report released on Friday
Rupa Yadav was married off at the tender age of eight, but that never deterred her from pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar made a fervent appeal to people to do away with the practice of child marriage, the main reason for stunted growth of children in the state
New York, the fourth most populous state in America, updated antiquated legislation on Tuesday to outlaw children as young as 14 from getting married.
Yogi Adityanath's new 'offensive' against child marriage is not enough to get rid of the social evil
Where the Adityanath government’s game plan will take the fight against child marriage isn’t clear yet.
AK Sikri termed child marriage as a violation of human rights and said there was a need to ensure proper implementation of legislations to curb such socio-legal issues
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced that his government would launch a vigorous campaign against child marriage and dowry.
After enforcing a total liquor ban, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that his government would launch an intensive campaign against dowry and child marriage on Gandhi Jayanti
Bhopal: A community panchayat in a village in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh ordered a man to marry off his five-year-old daughter to expiate his 'sin' of killing a calf. The bizarre development came to light when the girl's mother approached the district administration on Friday.
In the fight against child marriage, Bangladesh, a south Asian country deeply riddled by poverty yet one that is taking quick strides in development and women empowerment, fares as one of the worst.
Bangladesh's new ambiguous child marriage law seems to put 'marriageable age at zero', claim activists
A controversial child marriage law in Bangladesh which allows children as young as 14 to be married off by their parents was criticised by human rights groups recently.
Once a trafficking hub, West Bengal's Madhusudanpur has broken free thanks to the women of the village
This is the story of a village called Madhusudanpur, located 100 kilometres from Kolkata. Sitting on the fringe of the Sunderbans, Madhusudanpur is a small dot on the map of West Bengal but a huge black spot on the trafficking map of the state.
Zakir Naik has not only misguided the Indian Muslim youth and misinterpreted the Islamic rulings but also brazenly violated the Indian law.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that just because the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu is a centuries-old tradition, it can't be justified.
India's worst drought in decades is hurting women and lower-caste Dalits disproportionately, with impacts ranging from malnutrition to early marriage to prostitution, activists say.
47000 marriage tent dealers of the Rajasthan Tent Dealers Kiraya Vavshya Samiti have decided not to supply tents and wedding materials for child marriages.
The Madras High Court in Madurai has held that a wedding between minor girl and boy will not become void automatically without either of them obtaining a decree of divorce from family court within two years of their attaining the legal age for marriage.
The Madras High Court has held that the act prohibiting child marriages was not against the Muslim Personal Law and would prevail over the latter as it had been enacted for the welfare of girl children.
Two South Indian states- Tamil Nadu and Karnataka-have earned the dubious distinction of being the states with the highest incidence of child marriage in the country in 2014.
A 19-year-old girl in Rajasthan has rejected her marriage she was entered into by her parents when she was just 11 months old.