Child marriages

PTM platform in Odisha schools to build awareness on child marriage among teachers, parents

It has urged the SC and ST Development department to include 'prevention of child marriages' agenda in parent-teacher meetings in all  its schools henceforth.

published on : 12th July 2022

Child marriage returns to haunt Karnataka post COVID pandemic

The number across Karnataka rose three-fold between April 2021 and March 2022, and almost doubled in the April 2020-March 21 period, as compared 2019-2020 before the pandemic set in.

published on : 11th July 2022

Rise in child marriages in Andhra Pradesh's erstwhile Guntur district

However, after receiving information, the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) officials rushed to the marriage venue and stopped the child marriage.

published on : 31st May 2022

AP tops in child marriages in South India with 29.3%

Kerala has registered the lowest rate of 6.3%. The rate of underage marriages in AP has declined to 29.3% in NFHS-5, compared to 33% in NFHS-4. 

published on : 18th May 2022

24 child marriages in erstwhile Kurnool dist in 3 years

Despite several laws and measures being put in place to prevent child marriages, the erstwhile Kurnool district has reported 24 such instances between 2018 and 2021. 

published on : 9th May 2022

Telangana ranks fifth in child marriages, says Centre's report

While there were 24 reported cases of child marriage in the State in 2018, it grew to 35 in 2019 and 60 in 2020.

published on : 6th April 2022

Government sops brought down child marriages: Gangula

Telangana has seen a decline in child marriages thanks to Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak schemes. 

published on : 11th March 2022

Tamil Nadu activists warn of rise in child sexual abuse as schools remain shut due to pandemic

During the first wave of the pandemic, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) had reported an increase in criminal activities against children, including sexual harassment cases, by 4.8 per cent.

published on : 18th January 2022

Hyderabad's SHE Teams avert 3 child marriages in three weeks

Decoy operations and swift action by the SHE Teams helped in apprehending the offenders. Those apprehended are being counselled at the LB Nagar Camp Office.

published on : 22nd December 2021

Kerala student police cadets spearhead global campaign to fight child marriage

Reports claim that 82 child marriages were held during the lockdown period in Kerala.

published on : 11th December 2021

Denkanikottai DSP on a mission to reduce child marriage, other crimes

In an effort to prevent child marriages and crimes against women and children, volunteer teams have been formed in Denkanikottai police sub-division.

published on : 1st November 2021

WCD launches campaign to stop child marriages

The Department of Women and Child Development has started a new campaign against child marriage called Ponvakku.

published on : 13th October 2021

20,995 teens gave birth in Kerala in 2019: Report

Of the young mothers aged between 15 and 19, 316 delivered their second baby, 59 their third and 16 their fourth, says the report. The data hints at the prevalence of child marriages.

published on : 4th October 2021