Child marriage Current Affairs, GK & News

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 marriages. Administration has also made Aadhaar card mandatory to produce for any marriages to take ..

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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 the Independence Day address. Present age for marriage Currently, the minimum age of marriage for ..

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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 and Uttar Pradesh topped the list of states for crimes against children. There were over ..

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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 departments, including health, education, social welfare and police. The education department has been tasked to ..

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Global Childhood Report

The Global Childhood Report by UK-based non-profit organisation, Save the Children quotes the following data about India: There was an overall improvement in India s childhood index score. India moved up by 137 points i.e. from 632 points in 2000 to 769 points in 2019. The share of child brides in India was 30% in ..

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