The increasing exposure of teenagers to the internet is making them vulnerable to revenge porn, which is undefined by law, experts said ahead of a two-day seminar by UNICEF on Saturday in Gandhinagar, focused on child protection from online abuse. “We have found that teenagers in the age-group of 14 to 18 years are the […]
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.
India, with its large annual birth cohort of 25 million, is followed by Pakistan and Indonesia - 1.2 million each, and Ethiopia 1.1 million, it said, adding that the situation is "critical" in low and middle-income countries.
The report says that because of the impact of climate, families across Bangladesh, a low-lying delta nation crisscrossed by more than 130 rivers, have migrated to big cities from villages after losing their livelihoods to increasing salinity in arable land, flooding, or river bank erosion.
The Indian Express had Wednesday reported that the boy had been cleaning the washroom and loading and unloading water canisters during the event, attended by UNICEF’s India representative, NCERT’s national director, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and hundreds of children.