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1 in every 10 men in Nepal gets married underage: UNICEF

Using data from 82 countries, the study revealed that child marriage among boys is prevalent across many countries around the world, spanning sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific.

Three Mumbai cops, who will face trial, failed to stop child marriage: Court

It was a detailed order directing that three Mumbai Police personnel will face criminal trial for allegedly coercing a minor gangrape victim to marry her rapist in 2013.


22,552 girls aged below 19 gave birth in 2017: Kerala report

An analysis of the educational qualifications showed 17,202 were either matriculate or below graduate level. Another 3,420 did not mention their education, while 86 were illiterate and 91 with below primary level education.

Bengal school takes on child marriage — with a parent’s promise

The voluntary one-page undertaking, in Bengali, was handed out last month and, officials say, 1,800 parents have already signed up at the Lashkarpur High School in Lalgola, Murshidabad.

Health dept detects four child marriage cases in Moga

While there is a strict 2006 law (Prohibition of Child Marriage Act), Health department officials said there were no guidelines on reporting such cases.

NCPCR to look into BJP candidate’s ‘child marriage promise’

Rajasthan, the state with the worst child marriage rates, registered merely 326 cases under the PCMA in 2016, and 293 cases in 2015.


Bid to stop child marriages: NHRC report says RTE should be extended to children till 18 years

The NHRC has based its recommendation on research that shows a strong correlation between a girl child’s education level and age of marriage, with better education levels showing lesser likelihood of her being married early.

Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA says child marriage will put an end to elopement, 'love jihad'

Linking late marriages to “love jihad” — a term used by Hindutva forces for marriages between Hindu women and Muslim men — the BJP leader said girls are “emotional” and that they “get carried away” when someone offers to help them by changing name and identity.

Former child bride returns to school with help of husband, NGO

Santana Murmu has returned to school after four years to resume her education with the help of her supportive husband and NGO Child In Need Institute.

Unicef Report: India drives child marriage drop in South Asia, some areas still a worry

Child marriage prevalence measures what percentage of all women aged 20-24 were first married before age 18.