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On Hyderabad Outskirts, New Fight Against High Rate Of Child Marriages

On Hyderabad Outskirts, New Fight Against High Rate Of Child Marriages

Priests, card printers, flower decorators and tent suppliers are all being recruited in Telangana to help crack down on child marriages. The legal age of...
Telangana Girl, 14, Married To 51-Year-Old, Returns To School

Telangana Girl, 14, Married To 51-Year-Old, Returns To School

Telangana: In Telangana’s Nalgonda district, a 14-year-old girl was secretly married off to a man four times her age. After four months, she has...
Education Pushes Back Age Of Marriage For Rural Women

Education Pushes Back Age Of Marriage For Rural Women

The median age at marriage for women has increased--from 19.4 years in 2001 to 21.2 years in 2011, according to Census data--but continues to...
15-Year-Old Girl Calls Up Police To Save Herself From Early Marriage In Karnataka

15-Year-Old Girl Calls Up Police To Save Herself From Early Marriage...

By Anuradha Nagaraj Chennai: Police in Karnataka have rescued a schoolgirl who called them for help after learning she was to be married to...
Almost Half of Indian Women Get Married Before Age Of 18, Says UN Agency

Almost Half of Indian Women Get Married Before Age Of 18,...

A third of the world's child brides are in India, with about half of Indian women getting married before they turned 18, the United...
Government Incentives For Girls Appear To Work – Somewhat

Government Incentives For Girls Appear To Work – Somewhat

When the then Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury launched the Dhanalakshmi scheme in 2008, she hoped it would encourage families to educate...
The Young Rise Against Child Marriage in Bihar

The Young Rise Against Child Marriage in Bihar

The latest Census report says that nearly one in every three married women in India were married off below the legal age of 18...
Literate Woman Leaders In Villages: Rajasthan’s Big Social Experiment

Literate Woman Leaders In Villages: Rajasthan’s Big Social Experiment

The new sarpanch of Rajasthan's Sichana village has two key things on her to-do list: eradication of child marriage and building toilets. The first...
No Wedding Tents For Child Marriages, Rajasthan Tentwallahs Vow

No Wedding Tents For Child Marriages, Rajasthan Tentwallahs Vow

In Rajasthan, a state famed for its palaces and forts, weddings peak during the Akshaya Tritiya festival in April and May, which is considered an auspicious period.
2-Year-Old Among 4 Minor Girls Married Off In Secret Ceremony In Rajasthan

2-Year-Old Among 4 Minor Girls Married Off In Secret Ceremony In...

Four minor girls - including three sisters and a cousin, the youngest among them two years old - were allegedly married off by their mother.