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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
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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
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Delhi HC seeks govt's response on plea seeking to declare child marriages as 'void-ab-initio'

Through the petition, the petitioner sought a declaration that her marriage was void-ab-initio. In law, the term void-ab-initio means "to be treated as invalid from the outset"

Published on 11th January 2021
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Girl Child Day: NCRB data reveals pending cases on child marriage increase 11x in the past decade

The total number of cases every year, the cases worked on and the pending cases have moved almost on the same path over the decade. As the incidence increased, so did the productivity of the police

Published on 12th October 2020
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Karnataka Government cancels Dasara holidays for school kids, Vidyagama classes to continue

In a webinar with the minister, representatives of teachers and lecturers associations are said to have expressed their concerns about children slipping into child marriage, child labour and gambling

Published on 2nd October 2020
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Indonesia revises marriage law, 19 is now the minimum age for girls to get married

The previous minimum marriage age was 16 for girls and 19 for boys, and if parents wanted to authorise younger girls for marriage, there was no minimum age

Published on 18th September 2019
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Odisha constitutes new task force to check child marriages in the state

Child marriage is the main reason for high rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality and malnutrition, Koraput Collector Madhusudan Mishra said.

Published on 15th September 2019
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Child Grooms: Around 115 million underage boys married off, says UNICEF report

Of these, 1 in 5 children, or 23 million, were married before the age of 15. Using data from 82 countries, the study reveals that child marriage among boys is prevalent across a range of countries

Published on 7th June 2019
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After anonymous tip, Childline stops a 17-year-old girl from being married off to settle father's financial woes

According to sources, due to the illness of the victim's father, family members had planned to arrange a marriage for the minor girl with a 25-year-old man

Published on 14th May 2019
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Chuppi Tod app launched in Bihar against child marriage, sexual harassment

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the first openly gay prince in India, also lauded the Chuppi Tod strategy and said that he missed the much needed safe space being provided

Published on 19th December 2018
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Four residential schools being proposed in tribal areas of Krishnagiri

The RSTCs are also expected to prevent children from dropping out, discourage child marriages, the practice of child labour and to uplift the status of tribal people in the hilly areas

Published on 4th September 2018
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Women and Child Development Ministry set to move cabinet to make all child marriages invalid

Currently, child marriages are valid in India and can be annulled if a case is filed by either parties within two years of becoing an adult, or through gaurdians for minors

Published on 18th July 2018
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Young girls in Bihar are using this app to fight child marriage and dowry abuse

Bandhan Tod is India's first ever app to successfully prevent child marriage. This UN-backed mobile-app has rescued many young girls minutes before they are married off at an early age

Published on 24th January 2018
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These tribal teens in Odisha escaped child marriage. Now, they're helping others beat it

Teens from Odisha shared their story at a community radio programme organised recently by Unicef along with SOVA, a voluntary organisation that had stopped 20 child marriages in past two years

Published on 6th December 2017
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She is not your usual teacher. Pakki Roja helps underprivileged children who aren’t exposed to the outside world and motivates others to join the NSS

Professor and NSS programme officer, Pakki Roja encourages her students to go out into the community and organises camps to educate youngsters on the ill-effects of child marriage and addiction

Published on 30th May 2017

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