Results for: dowry

What is the ‘Right” age for Women to get Married? Community Debating Child Marriage (Amendment)...

 
/ April 21, 2022

Last year in December 2021 the union government approved the proposal to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21, based on the recommendations of a NITI Aayog task force. The amendment was introduced in Lok Sabha on 20th December 2021.

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Fighting the Dowry System | Fixing India

 
/ December 31, 2019

This week Fixing India is dismantling the nonsensical economics of dowry system.

Uttar Pradesh: Wife Abused for Dowry and Forced into Prostitution by Husband

 
/ July 17, 2019

Uttar Pradesh woman demands justice after her husband domestically abused her for dowry and forced her into prostitution.

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Dowry Demands Continue to Haunt This Family in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ July 8, 2019

When Pushpa, from Varanasi, got married, her family gave everything they could, but soon she was asked to leave, as the dowry demand was not met.

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Playing Against Patriarchy: Muslim Girls own the ‘Male Space’ by Playing Football

 
/ June 3, 2019

In Kolkata’s Rajabazar, Muslim girls have formed a football team to fight against patriarchal norms.

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A Dowry-Free Community in a Country of Dowry Deaths

 
/ July 25, 2018

The Baiga community, like many Adivasi communities, does not follow the patriarchal dowry system, setting an example in a country where women are killed for dowry every day.

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Dowry-Related Violence Kills Over 20 Women in India Daily

 
/ March 5, 2018

The highest number of crimes against women in India is because of “cruelty” by the husband or his family, with a dismal conviction rate.

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Community Weddings: The Solution to Dowry and Child Marriage?

 
/ October 16, 2017

In Rajasthan, as community weddings are celebrated as philanthropic initiatives, it is time to look deeper into the politics of caste and patriarchy.