PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:33 PM IST
Thousands of girls in Canada have been married before turning 18, warning that a rise in unofficial child marriages could make the practice harder to prevent and call into question the country's global leadership.
Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:34 AM IST
From mass job losses to soaring domestic violence, the rise of revenge porn and a widening gender poverty gap, 2020 has threatened to hobble progress on women’s equality as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks global havoc.
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:59 PM IST
With so much uncertainty about when schools will reopen, there is every likelihood of girls not returning to school and this increases the danger of their being married early. Without the safety net of schools, the girl child being forced into marriage is cut off from any possible communication with a teacher or counselor.
Keeping girls in school seen worth billions to developing nations like India, could boost GDP by 10% over next decade: Report
London | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:58 AM IST
Making sure all girls are finishing secondary education by 2030 could boost the gross domestic product (GDP) of developing countries by 10% on average over the next decade, a report said on Tuesday.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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
Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The new cell comprising representatives of non- governmental organisations (NGOs) will work towards alleviating mental agony of the rescued victims and rehabilitating them in the post-COVID world, WBCPCR chairperson Ananya Chakraborty said.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 07:58 PM IST
In India, around 460,000 girls went missing -- which means they were not born due to sex-selection biases -- each year between 2013 and 2017, said the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report.
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 12:15 PM IST
The police was told about the marriage by supervisor of Integrated Child Development Society
Lucknow | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 03:14 PM IST
A 15-year-old girl who won praise for carrying her injured father hundreds of miles across India by bike said on Wednesday she never thought of giving up after promising her mother she would get him home safely.
Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 07:18 PM IST
This pandemic will leave behind orphans. This leaves children open to various forms of exploitation from being forced into child labour, sexual violence and begging. Many older children may have to stop going to school to look after their siblings
London | By Thomson Reuters Foundation | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Campaigners said the risks were exacerbated by the fact that schools were closed and organisations working to combat child marriage were finding it harder to operate during lockdowns.
United Nations | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Some seven million unintended pregnancies may occur in the coming months as 47 million women in low and middle-income countries will be unable to use modern contraceptives due to the ongoing lockdowns and major disruptions, according to latest UN data.
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Vanshika Gautam, a Class 8 student, is among 20 girls from the state who will be felicitated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ahead of International Women’s Day.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 05:13 PM IST
National Girl Child Day was established in 2008 in order to spread awareness about the inequalities face by the girl child among the people, and to ensure that they get equal opportunities and exposure.
Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:26 PM IST
Nitish Kumar said that while the government would work in mission mode, societal participation was more important to spread the message of spreading green cover and water conservation.
Agence France-Presse, Surkhet | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 11:43 AM IST
Teenager Asha Charti Karki told her parents she was going out to study, but instead she ran off to wed her boyfriend - one of a growing number of Nepali teenagers who are marrying young by choice.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 01:29 AM IST
The case was filed on the complaint of Daman Singh, the girl’s grandfather
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2019 02:20 AM IST
A bench of justices MM Shantanagoudar and Aniruddha Bose, in a recently delivered verdict, held that punishing the male for such a marital union on grounds that it amounts to child marriage is against the “legislative history” of the law.
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Jagdish Bharti (49) had received 10-acre land in dowry from the grandfather of his would-be wife at his engagement when he was just four years old.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2019 06:23 PM IST
India has the largest number of underage brides in the world and 26.8% of girls marry before they are 18 . This is the age of consent under a 2012 amendment, which makes even those under 18, in consensual relationships, vulnerable to parental backlash, with boyfriends and husbands branded as sex offenders.
Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 08:15 AM IST
Expressing displeasure at the practice of covering women’s faces with a ‘ghoonghat’ or veil in some rural areas, Gehlot said the custom belongs to a bygone era.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 11:20 AM IST
Hindustan Purvodaya 2019 highlights: A one day event ‘Hindustan Purvodaya 2019’ in Ranchi was inaugurated by Union law minister RS Prasad. It will end with a session with Union home minister Amit Shah.
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 02:28 AM IST
In the police complaint, his father alleged that he saw his neighbours beating the boy when he returned home after work. On enquiring, they alleged that the boy had stolen a mobile phone from their house.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 02:55 PM IST
Teachers’ Day Special: Savitribai Phule is regarded as the first female teacher of India. She was a feminist, a social reformer who worked for the abolishment of the caste system, a philanthropist, an anti-infanticide activist and a poet too.
Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 02:02 AM IST
Since then, every Rakshabandhan, the 34-year-old resident of Mahua village in Balrampur district feels proud of the fact that he was truly able to protect his sister from the social evil.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Eldest among four siblings, Kranti became a part of NGO Dehat’s ‘Child Parliament’ initiative in Bahraich.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 07:35 AM IST
With a score of 297 out of 360, Puducherry emerged as the best performer in terms of child rights, according to the report.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2019 04:28 AM IST
Though young girls are disproportionately affected and are more likely to be forced to marry an adult much older than them, young boys also get trapped into child marriage. Boys account for one in seven of the 765 million child marriages worldwide.
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 11:33 PM IST
Rationalist Narendra Nayak said if this belief was correct then the state government should have held prayers in January to ensure rains throughout the year instead of conducting the exercise just before the advent of the monsoon.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 12:06 PM IST
The number of girls in India in the age group of 15-19 years who are currently married, is down 51 per cent since 2000 and 63 per cent since 1990.