Tag: child marriage

Married at Thirteen: How the State Failed a Teenager in Rural Bengal

 
/ May 15, 2017

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

 
/ September 14, 2015

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!

 
/ March 10, 2015

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?

 
/ October 28, 2010

Aleya Akhtara reports on a critical lack of access to maternal healthcare and family planning options amongst women in Meghalaya.

Child Marriage, Child Motherhood

 
/ June 11, 2010

Child marriage is deeply embedded in cultural traditions, which can be difficult to change.

Child Brides Abound

 
/ June 9, 2010

Despite laws prohibiting child marriage, India has the highest rate of child marriages in the world.