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.
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
Before it became a norm for girls to become doctors and boys to become engineers, there was a time when medicine too, like any other profession in India, was a men-only job. This changed when Rukhmabai became the first woman to practise medicine in India and paved paths for generations to come.
According to the National Family Health Survey, in Rajasthan, more women are participating in the decision-making process related to the household. The number in the year 2005-06 was 65.1%, which has now increased to 81.7%.
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(…)
A Delhi High Court hearing on August 29 saw the Centre admit that child marriages are a ‘social reality’ and continue to take place in India, which was why it decided to retain a 1949 law that allows married girls of 15 and over to have sexual relations with their husbands. This is an exception(…)
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(…)