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'US allowed thousands of men to bring in child brides from abroad '

Some victims of forced marriage say the lure of a U.S. passport combined with lax U.S. marriage lawsare partly fueling the petitions.

published on : 12th January 2019

Government report reveals grim horrors in shelter homes for kids

The review was led by a committee headed by Ratna Anjan Jena, statistical advisor to the Women and Child Development Ministry, and was submitted to the government in September, 2018.

published on : 4th January 2019

Child marriage foiled in Odisha's Udala

The investigation revealed that the parents of the minor girl are illiterate and were not aware of the legal age of marrying a girl.

published on : 31st December 2018

Women’s panel rescues 13-year-old girl from marriage in Delhi's Palam

A 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly forced to marrya man nearly twice her age in Delhi’s Palam area, was rescued by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) after receiving a distress call.

published on : 11th December 2018

Child marriage costs countries billions in lost earnings: World Bank 

Twenty-four countries have launched national strategies to end the practice since the African Union began a campaign to stop child marriage by 2023.

published on : 6th December 2018

NCPCR looking into reports of BJP candidate promising 'no hindrance' to child marriages

NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo said action will be taken against the candidate, Shobha Chauhan from Sojat constituency in Pali district of Rajasthan.

published on : 5th December 2018

Married off at 6, this child bride 'frees' herself after 12 years

Pintudevi had  filed a plea in June to annul her marriage with the support of a Jodhpur-based NGO.

published on : 28th November 2018

Students absent for long? Teachers have to inform child welfare panel

To prevent child marriages, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has come out with an initiative involving the school teacher.

published on : 23rd November 2018

Child bride auction in South Sudan goes viral, sparks anger

At least four other men in Eastern Lakes state competed, said Philips Anyang Ngong, a human rights lawyer who tried to stop the bidding last month.

published on : 21st November 2018

Rescued child marriage victim aspires to become a math teacher

In 2014, Padmaja (name changed) was just 13 years old when she was married to Manjunath (name changed), a 53-year-old man. Back then, she was not aware that it was a wedding.

published on : 17th November 2018

Pakistan failing to educate girls: Report

The Pakistan government has consistently invested far less in education than is recommended by international standards.

published on : 14th November 2018

359 children rescued between April, October

Childline authorities have rescued 359 children during raids and rescue operations from April to October in Krishna district.

published on : 13th November 2018

Trend of girls eloping with aged men shocking: Madras High Court

The bench was passing interim orders on a habeas corpus petition from the father of a Standard XII student who had eloped with a man aged 45, having a 10-year-old daughter, in June last.

published on : 2nd November 2018

Activists to ask government to declare Nov 1 as Anti-Child Marriage Day

Taking into consideration the number of child marriages across the state, the activists will submit a memorandum to state Women and Child Welfare Minister Jayamala.

published on : 1st November 2018

Supreme Court dismisses plea for lowering marriageable age, imposes fine

The Public Interest Litigation was moved by advocate Asok Pande. The court was unmoved as Pande repeatedly urged it to waive the cost of Rs 25,000.

published on : 22nd October 2018
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