Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicChild marriage

Topic: Child marriage

‘Girl-Friendliness’ ranking of African countries is the new thing

The Girl-Friendliness Index is a rights-based statistical tool anchored on three pillars of children’s rights: protection, provision and participation.

Raising women’s marriage age will be first step to India’s global ambitions

Early marriage of women impacts the entire nation. Increasing women's labour force participation by ten per cent could add $ 770 billion to India's GDP by 2025.

Why proposal to review marriage age for women has split Modi govt

PM Narendra Modi had announced in his Independence Day address that the govt is looking to review the legal marriage age for women.

Over 500 cases of child marriages reported since mid-March in Bengal

According to officials the lockdown led to many marrying off their minor daughters due to financial distress and loss of savings.

Amid Covid crisis, Karnataka sees ‘abnormal rise’ in child marriage, abuse complaints

In a span of two weeks starting 25 March, a govt child helpline has received 37 calls about child marriage and 32 about child abuse.

Modi govt considers lowering marriage age for males: Can Indian men handle it at 18?

The government has also proposed to make child marriages void at the outset.

Age of marriage for men could soon be reduced to 18

According to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006, the lawful age for marriage currently stands at 21 for men and 18 for women.

Marriageable age should be uniform for women and men, NHRC tells govt

Suggestions by NHRC are part of efforts to eliminate child marriage. Rights watchdog also wants free education up to 18 years of age. 

Durgabai Deshmukh: The brave woman from Andhra who ended her own child marriage

Durgabai Deshmukh, one of 15 women in the 299-member Constituent Assembly, was a feisty individual who studied law to help the wrongfully convicted.

It’s 2018, and Haryana is still swapping the girl child for marriage

An age-old ritual of exchanging brides is one of the biggest challenges the state faces in its battle to restore the girl child's rights.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.