need money to help their family. It is very depressing to see young girls marry a stranger they never met. The addition problem with child marriage is their health risks. One solution is, people in India need to show a documentaries to the government of how many girls suffers in child marriage...
betrothal can have serious consequences both for the families and for the betrothed individuals themselves
In an effort to curb the practice of child marriages the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh, laws have been passed that mandate the...
Child marriages were very common in ancient India. Although child marriages were
mostly common among the poor in India, some of the rich people also followed this
custom. The child marriage tradition was brought to India in the medieval age by the
Delhi Sultans who...
Child marriage in India, is it ethical?
Child marriage, do the poor parents of these children have a choice?
47% of the girls in India get married below the age of 18. To prevent this, maybe, the laws could be...
Child Marriage in India
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To be defined at length in a later section, child marriage is most simply, for our
purposes, a marriage in which the wife is below the age of eighteen at...
India urged to end child marriages
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 19:30
New Delhi: Observing that more than 40 percent of the child marriages in the world occur in India, the heads of four UN agencies in India on Thursday called upon the government to pay urgent attention to this and work...
with. The line between parents stating their opinion and parents arranging the marriage is very thin. I think that every child should respect their parents wishes to certain extent. I truly believe that the question asking “do you think parents should have a say in a child’s marriage partner” is a...
Child Brides in India
In many societies, marriage is a celebrated institution commemorating the union between two consenting adults and the beginning of their lives together. However, this experience and celebration is different for the millions of girls...
Child marriage in India
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Child marriage is a common practice in many countries around the world, however it is especially prevalent in India, where more than one third of all child brides live.[1...
of the World's Children-2009" report, 47% of India's women aged 20–24 were married before the legal age of 18, with 56% marrying before age 18 in rural areas. The report also showed that 40% of the world's child marriages occur in India.
The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 was passed...
training on women’s rights.
Child marriage: a “practice that robs millions of girls of their childhood, their rights, and their dignity” (Hedayat, 2011). This a quote from Girls Not Brides global initiative that launched in Africa, and made it’s way over to India. Statistics show that 40% of the...
religions practised in India as well as the personal laws based on them consigned women to a status inferior to that of men. Polygamy, sati , ban on widow remarriage, no education for female child, female infanticide, child marriages were some of the evils that had vice—like grip over the society. It...
Child marriage is a common practice in many countries around the world, however it is especially prevalent in India, where more than one third of all child brides live.  According to UNICEF, 47% of girls are married by 18 years of age, and 18% are married by 15 years of age.  These...
also lies in relieving them from the age-old traditions and other irrational chains of bondage and exploitation.
ON WIDOW RE-MARRIAGE
One of the reasons why Periyar hated Hinduism and the orthodoxy practiced in the name of Hinduism was the barbarous practice of child marriage. Many of the...
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History of child marriage 
Political turmoil 
Child marriage, also known as Bal Vivaha, is believed to have begun during the medieval ages of India. At this time, the political atmosphere was turbulent and ruled by Delhi Sultans in...
another. The adolescent during transition is neither a child nor on adult.
In India, adolescence is traditionally viewed as an age of learning and strengthening the moral, spiritual and intellectual basis. It is therefore, a period considered for the adolescents to strictly abstain from sexual and...
saw a rise in female infanticide, the custom of child marriage, polygamy, a ban on widow remarriage and the introduction of the dowry system.
The 18th century ushered in the British rule of India. Although the rule brought some social and political order to India, many practices pertaining to...
- Males should stand up to their own moms and dads when they start chirping about unwanted female children.
- Create a feminine movement so that women feel a sisterhood towards each other and stand up for a woman in a neighboring house rather than turn a blind eye.
- Refuse marriage...
Child marriage is defined as a formal marriage or union before the age of eighteen Child marriage is a very common issue around the world. However, it is most common in the country of India. Nearly one third of the child brides in the world live in India. This practice began in medieval India when...
in forms of trafficking, forced marriage, stopping children from being educated, industrial working and forced street begging.
In mid May 2007, Nita Bhalla writes an article about forced marriage and the effects of young woman in India. The brides are as young as fourteen years old. Nita...
Could you imagine having to marry someone without completely knowing them? In both aspects both fortunate and unfortunate there are people who are asked to be arranged. In my own experience I understand that my family in India have all been arranged and their marriages are going very well. After...
husband or son.
Women in India are still exploited and abused. They are still regarded as inferior to men. The birth of a female child is considered a curse in parts of the country. Daughters are considered a liability because of many social evils like dowry, etc. In spite of full legal and...
there are many child caring systems in our society .In Trinidad we see the women doing jobs that some would classify as the men’s job for example welding ,construction etc.
Arranged marriages in India is most common although the legal age for marriage for men it’s 21 and women 18.In...
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Solutions to End Child Marriage
WHAT THE EVIDENCE SHOWS
FIGURE 1: Youth Cohort Size and Child Marriage...
abuse and post-traumatic
Married before 18
TOO yOung TO Wed: Education & Action Toward Ending Child Marriage
Married Women Who Say They Never Have Decision-Making Power in their Household, By Age at Marriage, in Bihar and Jharkhand, India
Decisions regarding: When to Have Children and How...
More than 1,000 young people in India have been done to death every year owing to 'Honour Killings' linked to forced marriages and the country needs to introduce stringent legislation to deal firmly with the heinous crime, two legal experts have claimed.
Participating in International Child...
November 5, 2011
The State of Child Welfare in India
Child welfare is often a topic that is over looked or rarely talked about on a world stage. We have all heard about big cases of child sex trafficking, forced marriages, and even...
patriarchal nature their treatment of women varies widely from our liberated modern views. In Hinduism, the role of women is constricted and more archaic when compared to the expected roles of women in Judaism. From Child Marriage, as young as the age of five to Sati, which is the burning of a widow...
is an act of getting.Marry at a younger age when the individual is not fully mature to take responsible. or not reaching the proper adult ageChild marriage is a common practice in many countries around the world, however it is especially prevalent in India, where more than one third of all child...