Tag: child marriage
What is the ‘Right” age for Women to get Married? Community Debating Child Marriage (Amendment)...
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.
Married at Thirteen: How the State Failed a Teenager in Rural Bengal
Conditional Cash Transfer schemes are not enough when powerful patriarchal norms make it acceptable to marry off a child instead of investing in her education
Innocence Lost: Child Marriage rampant in Dhanbad, Jharkhand
In the Chatrutand Panchayat of Dhanbad District’s Baghmara Block, the practice of child marriage are rampant among the Bilhor tribe. Phool Kumari was married when she was 10 and conceived her first baby at 14. The baby survived a month. There have been no signs of any awareness seminars, camps...
Unique Wedding Celebrations!
10th March 2015| Jangjir-Champa, Chhattisgarh| Vrinda Azad This video documents a unique cultural practice where young children are married-off in a community ceremony. The ritual has particular importance for young girls as they are supposed to participate in this ceremony before puberty. Community Correspondent Vrinda Azad, who is from Chhattisgarh...
Motherhood: Who is Deciding?
Aleya Akhtara reports on a critical lack of access to maternal healthcare and family planning options amongst women in Meghalaya.
Child Marriage, Child Motherhood
Child marriage is deeply embedded in cultural traditions, which can be difficult to change.
Child Brides Abound
Despite laws prohibiting child marriage, India has the highest rate of child marriages in the world.