Child Marriage

Karnataka Child Marriage Bill Gets Prez Nod

The social conundrum of child marriage will soon become a thing of the past in Karnataka. Following President Pranab Mukherjee’s consent to the long-pending Prohibition of Child Marriage (Karnataka amendment) Bill, 2016, the police now have the power to heavily penalise all those committing the crime of child marriage.

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Women In Their 30s Having More Babies in US: CDC Report

Health experts at the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the US have released new data that states that women in their 30s are now having more babies than younger women. This comes as a surprise because for the last three decades, women in their late 20s had the highest birth rates. However, experts(…)

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This Kolkata Girl Stopped Child Marriage, Fears Going To School Now

The ill-treatment meted out to this revolutionary 13-year-old girl from Malda district in Kolkata will astound you. Some local people are thwarting her from going to school by assaulting her repeatedly. Her only fault was that she had dared to voice her opinion against child-marriage. Beauty Khatun had gone to attend a marriage in the(…)

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Would Be Child Bride, Now School Topper

Last year the then 16 year old Sandhya was rescued from becoming a child bride. She was studying for class 10 exams in Hyderabad’s Ranga Reddy district, when her father decided to marry her off. After complaining about her situation, she was saved from her marriage by child rights activists. She has now scored 93(…)

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Women, ISRO Figure In PM’s Mann Ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday delivered his latest Mann Ki Baat to the nation. He congratulated ISRO for its latest achievement in sending 104 satellites to space and especially called out women who are making the country proud in various sports. Lauded @isro for their outstanding achievement of launching 104 satellites in one go, during(…)

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Girls As Young As 10 Marry Much Older Men In India: Report

India may be pushing its girls and women into fields like entrepreneurship and sports, yet a recent study says that girls from neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka have a better chance at realising their dreams than Indian girls. The study- ‘Every Last Girl: Free to live, free to learn, free from(…)

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Rekha Kalindi’s Fight Against Forced Marriage

It is the life story of an 11 year old who stood up against parental pressure for child marriage and inspired the nation with her bravery. The Strength To Say No is the story of brave heart, Rekha Kalindi, who at that tender age refused to get married and fought for her right to study(…)

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