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How Social Media, New Laws Help Set India’s Child Brides Free

MUMBAI: Campaigners are using social media and lobbying for special laws to annul child marriages in India. Kriti Bharti, founder of Saarthi Trust, has helped...

Criminalising Sex With Underage Brides May Curb Traffickers: Experts

New Delhi: A ruling by the Supreme Court that criminalises sex with underage brides could prevent thousands of girls being trafficked and sold on...

Focus Shifts On Marital Rape After Sex With Child Brides Criminalised

New Delhi: - A ruling by the Supreme Court against husbands who have sex with their child brides will protect millions of girls and may...

Hyderabad’s Child Bride Racket Revives Memory Of 11-Year-Old Ameena

Hyderabad: The busting of a child-bride racket involving elderly Arabs has revived the memory of the 1991 incident when 11-year-old Ameena Begum was rescued by...

More Education, Fewer Child Brides Mean Healthier Children, Finds Study

By Komal Ganotra/ IndiaSpend.org  Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but...

Report Suggests New Ways To Fight Child Marriages In India

Mumbai: Campaign on social media, rewrite text books and engage young men to tackle child marriage in India, says a report released on Friday. Despite a...

For Punjab’s Villagers, This Message Board Has Become A Symbol Of...

As you enter Achanak and Gammiwala villages in Punjab's Mansa, nearly 170 km from Chandigarh, a message board with words inscribed in Gurmukhi welcomes...

Number Of Child Brides Rise In Urban India, Decline In Rural:...

By Vipul Vivek / IndiaSpend.org Underage marriages, especially of girls, are rising in urban India and declining in rural India, according to a new analysis...

Telangana’s Crackdown On Child Marriage: No Proof Of Age? No Wedding

Hyderabad: Priests, card printers, flower decorators and tent suppliers join hands to help authorities in crack down on child marriages. Priests in Telangana have been...

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...