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Pandemic, and financial struggles fuel rise in child marriages in Andhra Pradesh

At a review meeting for the Nadu-Nedu scheme, Bapatla collector revealed 610 children from the district are not in school and child marriages continue, particularly among girls aged 12 to 15

Published on 12th January 2023

Student Police Cadets say no to child marriage and human trafficking in their new international campaign

The three-month campaign is being piloted in India and Ghana in Africa with the support of Mission Better Tomorrow and the Kalinga Fellowship

Published on 2nd December 2021

Educating girls upto intermediate level can reduce child marriages: CSD Study

The incidence of child marriage is high in the poorest and poorer wealth quintiles across the states and at the national level

Published on 4th January 2023

Odisha: More than 7,000 adolescent girls dropped out of school in 2021-22, says WCD survey 

Interestingly, districts like Boudh, Cuttack, Deogarh, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Kendrapara and Sonepur have less than five dropouts

Published on 7th June 2022

Tamil Nadu government to order school heads to submit long absentees details to crack down on child marriages

Compared to 2019 to 2020 there was increase in number of reported child marriage cases in the state

Published on 23rd December 2021
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Bill to increase marriage age for women to 21 years introduced in Lok Sabha, referred to Parliamentary panel

The House was later adjourned for the day amid continuous protests by opposition members over various issues, including the Lakhimpur Kheri killings

Published on 21st December 2021

NFHS 5: Every fourth woman aged 20-24 fell prey to child marriage even as percentage drops

The percentage of women who ever experienced spousal violence was highest in Tamil Nadu (38.1 per cent), followed by Uttar Pradesh (34.8 per cent), Jharkhand (31.5 per cent), Odisha (30.6 per cent)

Published on 25th November 2021

Krishnagiri to start a child marriage awareness programme this month; 61 incidents stopped in 2021

A one-month awareness programme will be conducted across the district especially in schools, from October 18 

Published on 13th October 2021

Childbirth in Karnataka's Udupi highlights prevalence of child marriages in several districts of the state

Most of the POCSO cases registered in Udupi district were due to child marriages involving couple from other districts, an activist from Karkala taluk of Udupi told The New Indian Express

Published on 29th September 2021

How Odisha girl Manju Patra is standing up to her community to stop children from being married off

According to the the last census, Odisha ranks 13 on the list of high prevalence of child marriage where more than 4 lakh were married between the age of 10 to 19 and 80 per cent of them were females

Published on 31st August 2021
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Allahabad High Court refuses to give custody of minor husband to wife 

The petitioner mother's plea was that the minor boy did not have the legal competence to marry the girl and the marriage was void, as per law

Published on 15th June 2021
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Child marriages in Tamil Nadu might increase even more in 2021. And the reasons will shock you

The trend so far indicates that there might be an even bigger spike in the number of child marriages in Tamil Nadu in May as compared to 2020

Published on 31st May 2021

School closure due to COVID-19n has triggered rise in child marriages in Nilgiris

Acting on a tip-off, the district authorities last week stopped five such marriages, Innocent Divya said and warned of stringent legal action against those involved in the offence

Published on 29th April 2021

India among five countries that account for half the number of child brides in the world: UNICEF

Worldwide, an estimated 650 million girls and women alive today were married in childhood, with about half of those occurring in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria

Published on 8th March 2021

Women's Day: From child marriage to MPhil: Here's the inspiring story of Sunita Chauhan and her love for education

Sunita Chauhan was married off and sent to Delhi in 1993. Now, an MPhil student, she runs an NGO that helps teach underprivileged children

Published on 6th March 2021

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