[

child marriage

]
More than 3,600 marriage certificates were issued to under-18s - mainly girls married to men - in Canada between 2000 and 2018. (Unsplash)

Thousands of child marriages in Canada spark concern over global leadership

Reuters |
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.
U.N. experts predict the gender poverty gap will widen in 2021 amid the economic downturn.(Pixabay)
U.N. experts predict the gender poverty gap will widen in 2021 amid the economic downturn.(Pixabay)

From child marriage to revenge porn: 10 set-backs for women in 2020

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.
The(HTPhoto)
The(HTPhoto)

Covid-19 has led to a rise in child marriages

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.
Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)

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.

Covid-19 and the spike in child marriages

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
At least 22 cases of child marriage were registered at the commission’s help desk in June, another WBCPCR official said.(HT Photo)
At least 22 cases of child marriage were registered at the commission’s help desk in June, another WBCPCR official said.(HT Photo)

Bengal child rights body to set up new cell to rehabilitate rescued trafficking victims

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.
China (50%) and India (40%) together account for around 90% of the estimated 1.2 million girls lost annually to female foeticide.(HT Photo)
China (50%) and India (40%) together account for around 90% of the estimated 1.2 million girls lost annually to female foeticide.(HT Photo)

46 million girls lost to gender bias: Report

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.
The police said that the man had eloped with the girl on February 26 and married her at a temple.(Representative Photo/HT)
The police said that the man had eloped with the girl on February 26 and married her at a temple.(Representative Photo/HT)

Case against Telangana man for allegedly abducting and marrying a minor, parents also booked

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
The 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.(ANI)
The 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.(ANI)

‘I was determined’, says Jyoti Kumari, the 15-year-old who cycled injured father across India

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.
The pandemic has shown us the weaknesses in our systems to protect the most vulnerable(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
The pandemic has shown us the weaknesses in our systems to protect the most vulnerable(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

Protect children from the fallout of Covid-19| Opinion

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
A UN report in April, 2020, predicted the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to an extra 13 million child marriages over the next decade.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo used for representational purpose only)
A UN report in April, 2020, predicted the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to an extra 13 million child marriages over the next decade.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo used for representational purpose only)

Coronavirus will put 4 million girls at risk of child marriage in next 2 yrs: Global Charity

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.
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.(UNSPLASH)
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.(UNSPLASH)

Covid-19 could lead to 7 million unintended pregnancies

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.
Vanshika Gautam is a member of Meena Manch -- girls’ activity group that aims at improving school enrolment and spreading awareness on various issues.(Representational Image)
Vanshika Gautam is a member of Meena Manch -- girls’ activity group that aims at improving school enrolment and spreading awareness on various issues.(Representational Image)

13-year-old stops child marriage in family, to be awarded ahead of Women’s Day

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.
National Girl Child Day was established in 2008 in order to spread awareness about the inequalities face by the girl child.(UNSPLASH)
National Girl Child Day was established in 2008 in order to spread awareness about the inequalities face by the girl child.(UNSPLASH)

National Girl Child Day 2020: History, significance and facts

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.
Patna, India-Jan 19, 2020: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Jal Purush Rajendra Singh and others participates in forming a human chain in support of 'Jal Jivan Hariyali Movement' against climate crisis, prohibition and social ills including dowry and child marriage, in Patna, India, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Patna, India-Jan 19, 2020: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Jal Purush Rajendra Singh and others participates in forming a human chain in support of 'Jal Jivan Hariyali Movement' against climate crisis, prohibition and social ills including dowry and child marriage, in Patna, India, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)

5 crore people form human chain across Bihar to champion environment cause

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.
Nepal has one of the world’s highest rates of child marriage even though the practice was banned five decades ago and the legal marrying age is 20.(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Nepal has one of the world’s highest rates of child marriage even though the practice was banned five decades ago and the legal marrying age is 20.(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Child ‘love marriages’ in Nepal blight young lives

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.
HT Image
HT Image

Four booked for child marriage in Bathinda village

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
Supreme Court has held that a provision of the child marriage law that punishes a man aged between 18 and 21 years for marrying an adult woman is not a correct interpretation of the law.(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Supreme Court has held that a provision of the child marriage law that punishes a man aged between 18 and 21 years for marrying an adult woman is not a correct interpretation of the law.(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Child marriage act read incorrectly, says Supreme Court

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.
Jagdish Bharti at his office in Betul, Madhya Pradesh.(HT PHOTO)
Jagdish Bharti at his office in Betul, Madhya Pradesh.(HT PHOTO)

In exemplary gesture, man returns land to family which gifted it after 45 years

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.
The story of adolescent girls and their quest for love is rarely told(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The story of adolescent girls and their quest for love is rarely told(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)

On the question of love and underage marriage

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.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said the custom of ‘ghoonghat’ must be eradicated at the earliest.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said the custom of ‘ghoonghat’ must be eradicated at the earliest.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Women can’t progress till ghoonghat exists: Ashok Gehlot

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 Purvodaya 2019 highlights | NRC will be implemented across the country, says Amit Shah

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.
The boy is a Class 8 student and a resident of Wazirabad. His father is an auto-rickshaw driver and his mother runs a shop of cosmetic products near their residence.(HT FILE)
The boy is a Class 8 student and a resident of Wazirabad. His father is an auto-rickshaw driver and his mother runs a shop of cosmetic products near their residence.(HT FILE)

Four men booked for kidnapping and beating 13-year-old boy in Wazirabad

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.
Thane, India - January 3, 2019: Savitribai Phule, the women who initiated pioneering the importance of education within females, student of New English School, Thane pays tribute to Savitribai Phule on the occasion of her birth anniversary by celebrating her thoughts and efforts in Thane , India, on Thursday, January 3, 2019. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Thane, India - January 3, 2019: Savitribai Phule, the women who initiated pioneering the importance of education within females, student of New English School, Thane pays tribute to Savitribai Phule on the occasion of her birth anniversary by celebrating her thoughts and efforts in Thane , India, on Thursday, January 3, 2019. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT PHOTO)

Teachers’ Day Special: The life of Savitribai Phule, India’s first female educator

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.
Eight years ago, Banshi Lal defied his family to save his 16-year-old sister from child marriage, giving her a chance to study further and complete her education.
Eight years ago, Banshi Lal defied his family to save his 16-year-old sister from child marriage, giving her a chance to study further and complete her education.

Celebrating the bond: This brother defied his kin to save sister from child marriage

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.
The Class 10 student of Acharya Ramesh Chandra Inter College said she came to know about her family’s plans for her marriage earlier this month.(HT image)
The Class 10 student of Acharya Ramesh Chandra Inter College said she came to know about her family’s plans for her marriage earlier this month.(HT image)

‘Kranti’ against child marriage in a village in UP’s Bahraich

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.
In 2016, 106,958 crimes against children were reported. Of these, 52% related to abduction and 34% to sexual offences, including rape.(HTFile)
In 2016, 106,958 crimes against children were reported. Of these, 52% related to abduction and 34% to sexual offences, including rape.(HTFile)

5 fold hike in rape of kids from 1994 to 2016: Report

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.
At least 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, shows data on child grooms from 82 countries.(FilePhoto)
At least 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, shows data on child grooms from 82 countries.(FilePhoto)

Fewer child grooms than brides, but boys need saving as well

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.
There has been acute shortage of drinking water across Karnataka and 156 of the 176 taluks in the state have been declared drought hit.(HT File Photo)
There has been acute shortage of drinking water across Karnataka and 156 of the 176 taluks in the state have been declared drought hit.(HT File Photo)

In drought-hit Karnataka, government holds prayers for rain

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.
A comparison of End of Childhood Index scores shows that overall situation for children has improved in 173 countries since 2000.(HT File Photo)
A comparison of End of Childhood Index scores shows that overall situation for children has improved in 173 countries since 2000.(HT File Photo)

Number of married girls in India in age group 15-19 yrs down 51 percent since 2000

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.
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved