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Covid-19 and the spike in child marriages

There has been a surge in child marriage, a side-effect of the pandemic. But to reduce child marriage at any time, expand opportunities in education and work, rather than increase minimum age of marriage
Published on Sep 04, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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Ensure the safety of vulnerable children

In these fraught times, children, especially the girl child, are much more vulnerable to trafficking. The government has to figure out more proactive ways to save them from the dangers that Covid-19 has heightened
Trafficking and child abuse must be treated as more than just a legal problem. It has to be tackled at the community level(Hindustan Times)
Trafficking and child abuse must be treated as more than just a legal problem. It has to be tackled at the community level(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 07:27 PM IST
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Why legal age of marriage for women is 18, asks Rajasthan HC

The PIL has been filed by one Abdul Mannan who argues that the different age limits for men and women’s marriage are discriminatory and without a scientific basis.
Rajasthan High Court has sought the state government and the central government’s response to the petition.(HT Photo/File)
Rajasthan High Court has sought the state government and the central government’s response to the petition.(HT Photo/File)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 06:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Plea in Delhi High Court to equalise legal age of marriage for men and women

The public interest litigation moved by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay claimed that the difference in minimum age of marriage for men and women was based on patriarchal stereotypes and has no scientific backing.
Men in India are permitted to get married only at the age of 21 years, where as women are allowed to get married when they are 18.
Men in India are permitted to get married only at the age of 21 years, where as women are allowed to get married when they are 18.
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 12:48 PM IST
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Analysis | What is forcing Indian women to stay at home?

Early marriage is not responsible for the low female labour force participation. Blame the male backlash effect for it.
India has one of the lowest female labour force participation rates in the world. In 2017, only 27% of adult Indian women had a job or were actively looking for one .(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
India has one of the lowest female labour force participation rates in the world. In 2017, only 27% of adult Indian women had a job or were actively looking for one .(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 09:46 AM IST
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ByPunarjit Roychowdhury

We must give our girls the chance to dream big

Good steps are being taken, but in pockets. The situation calls for a concerted national campaign, like Swachh Bharat. It is time we all got involved: parents, schools, media, and donors.
Girls also deal with pressures at home. They must balance school work with household chores; care for younger siblings; deal with parents’ who want them to drop-out of school and get married.(Getty Images)
Girls also deal with pressures at home. They must balance school work with household chores; care for younger siblings; deal with parents’ who want them to drop-out of school and get married.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 07:22 AM IST
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