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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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Lavanya Gudelli from Hyderabad is bringing the change that she wished to see in the world. Here's how

Hyderabad-based Lavanya Gudelli also initiated a Changemaker's Club where youngsters meet and talk about burning issues once in three months 

Published on 2nd September 2019
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This Hyderabadi youngster is leveraging youth power to set up Kalam libraries across Telangana

Yuva Thirang's objective through Kalam Bharat, and their other programmes, is to awaken the spirit of Dr APJ Kalam within all youngsters. The organisation's founder is Phanindra Kumar 

Published on 20th August 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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Why we need to rethink the law that's 'aiding' child marriage   

Social activists say that one of the main reasons children are married off is because mandatory education is only upto 14 making it easier for students to drop out

 

Published on 8th March 2019
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What is stopping the Indian girl child from going to school?

In the last five years, the education sector has seen many straight and indirect problems from the government. On this International Women's Day, we take a look at this 

Published on 8th March 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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In Bengal, girls get equal opportunities for education with respect to boys

In achieving these results, schemes like Kanyashree and Sabuj Sathi, both of which were conceived by the visionary Chief Minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, have played a big role

Published on 24th November 2018
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Brave girls of West Bengal's Purulia lead by example, fight child marriage

The female literacy rate in the district is an abysmal 50.52 per cent, a figure much lower than the state average of 70.54 per cent

Published on 21st September 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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How Sitavva Jodatti has been saving girls from becoming Devadasis in Karnataka for 21 years

Dedicated as a Devadasi at 7, Sitava Jodatti broke the barriers and now runs an NGO MASS to rehabilitate Devadasis and their children

Published on 23rd July 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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Kozhikode leading in cases of child abuse : Childline report

The district Childline has prepared a report and a vulnerability map of cases registered in the Corporation, seven municipalities and 70 grama panchayats in the district.

Published on 21st May 2018

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