“Is an End to Child Marriage Within Reach?” Report
Child marriage remains a prevalent issue worldwide, with many underage individuals forced into marriage despite various rules and laws prohibiting the practice. The United Nations defines child marriage as a marriage under the age of 18 and considers it a ..
Tags: Child marriage • UNICEF
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2023
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
Assam Initiative against Child Marriage
The Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa recently held a cabinet meeting. During the meeting, State Government decided to launch a massive drive against child marriages in the state. The Gram Panchayat Secretary was appointed as the Child Marriage Prevention ..
Tags: Child marriage • Infant Mortality Rate • Maternal Mortality Rate • POSCO • The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act
Month: Current Affairs - January, 2023
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs • States Current Affairs
Nirbhaya Kadhi Campaign
Ganjam district of Odisha has declared itself a child marriage free district, first in the State. Key Facts In last two years, 2020 & 2021, Ganjam district administration has been able to stop around 450 child marriages and video-record 48,383 ..
Tags: Child marriage
Month: Current Affairs - January, 2022
Category: Events Current Affairs • States Current Affairs
Union Cabinet approves to raise Women’s Marriage age to 21
On December 15, 2021, the Union Cabinet approved the proposal of increasing marriage age for women from 18 years to 21 years. Background This proposal was approved a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this in August 2020, during ..
Tags: Child marriage • Hindu Marriage Act • NITI Aayog
Month: Current Affairs - December, 2021
CRY Report on Crime against Children in India
The Child Rights and You recently released a report “How Vulnerable are Children in India to crime?” The report was based on the analysis of National Crime Records Bureau for 2016-17. The report says that the states of Madhya Pradesh ..
Tags: Child labour • Child marriage • Children Issues • Exploitation of Children • NCRB
Month: Current Affairs - November, 2019
Odisha sets up task force to prevent Child Marriages
A task force has been set-up in the Koraput district of Odisha to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal communities in the region. Task-Force for Preventing Child Marriages The task force comprises of officials from 21 ..
Tags: Academic disciplines • Anganwadi • Child marriage • Demography • Dhimsa