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India home to one in every three child brides in world

In this June 17, 2012 photo, 16-year-old Vinod of Pali village in Bihar, is seen with his 14-year-old bride Pratima. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar About 27 per cent of women aged 20 to 49 years were married before age 15 in… Continue Reading →

#India – refuses to co-sponsor UN resolution on #childmarriage #WTFnews

PublishedOctober 14, 2013 Story By: mattersindia.com Child marriage UN resolution London: India has refused to sign the first-ever global resolution on early and forced marriage of children. The resolution was supported by more than 107 countries, including almost all countries with high… Continue Reading →

#India – Muslim girls turn down Under 18 marriage proposal in Kerala #Vaw #goodnews

  MALAPPURAM: A survey conducted by the Malappuram district committee of Muslim Educational Society (MES) among Muslim girl students in colleges under the society reveals that more than 99% of the students are opposing under-18 marriages. After the findings of… Continue Reading →

On a car ride with Mother Courage- Bhanwari Devi #Vaw #Sexualharassment

Independent journalist & radio anchor Vasanthi Hariprakash tells about her date with Rajastan’s firebrand Bhanwari Devi bangalore Mirror Posted On Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 09:19:45 PM It is one thing to read about Bhanvari Devi in the papers; totally… Continue Reading →

Appeal from a daughter in Bangladesh – ‘ Give justice to my mother Saira “

Sami  Ahmed says Twenty  years ago the Bangladesh government broke the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when they allowed the child marriage of my mother, Saira Ahmed, to a British paedophile. The purpose of this petition is to generate enough… Continue Reading →

Landmark Case Indian Child Bride, has marriage annulled

Laxmi holds up her hard-won annulment. (AFP)At an age when most kids are learning to walk, Laxmi Sargara was already married. Her husband, Rakesh, was just three-years-old when family sealed the deal on their fate. She was one. How a… Continue Reading →

Too Young to Wed

Stephanie Sinclair, for the Pulitzer Center Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion… Continue Reading →

Munija says No to Child Marriage

Sixteen year old Munija Khatun reads in Class X and lives with her parents Samsul Momin & Rumela Bibi in Mahisasthali village of Samshergunj Block of Murshidbad district. As Munija is a beautiful looking girl, on the way to school… Continue Reading →

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