child marriages

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

43 child marriages in Sundargarh, 399 Nabarangpur villages see rise in cases

In Sundargarh district, child marriage scenario has improved significantly over the past 38 years. However, interior areas continue to report cases of the social evil.

published on : 4th September 2021

Kalaburagi sees more child marriages amidst Covid

There has been an increase in the number of child marriages in rural areas of Kalaburagi district as compared to last year, which officials attribute to the Covid pandemic.

published on : 10th August 2021

Spurt in child marriage in MP during lockdown

However, despite efforts by the Women and Child Development department, seven marriages could not be stopped. Cases were registered in these illegal weddings.

published on : 27th July 2021

Child marriage: A plague that feeds off pandemic

Child-protection officials say distress calls from minor girls seeking rescue from forced marriages have doubled 

published on : 12th June 2021

Warangal sees spike in child marriages as Covid hits livelihood of families

The reason for the spike is that children are being forced into early marriages by parents who lose their livelihoods due to the pandemic.

published on : 31st May 2021

Covid pandemic led to 27% rise in child marriages

Domestic violence and crime against women soared due to lockdown; reveals WDCW data.

published on : 10th April 2021