Hindustantimes wants to start sending you push notifications. Click allow to subscribe

child marriage


UN official warns of increasing child marriages in Afghanistan, calls for action

Henrietta Fore said most teenage girls in the country were not allowed to go back to school and thus increasing the risk of child marriage.
Published on Nov 13, 2021 08:01 PM IST

Rajasthan passes bill to register child marriages, oppn calls it a black day

Rajasthan parliamentary affairs minister Shanti Dhariwal said that the amendment does not say that child marriages will be valid. 
Published on Sep 20, 2021 06:18 PM IST

UK to end legal loophole allowing child marriage, lift minimum age from 16 to 18

UK to end legal loophole allowing child marriage, lift minimum age from 16 to 18
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 08:15 AM IST

Thousands of child marriages in Canada spark concern over global leadership

More than 3,600 marriage certificates were issued to under-18s - mainly girls married to men - in Canada between 2000 and 2018.
Published on Jan 12, 2021 07:33 PM IST

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

U.N. experts predict the gender poverty gap will widen in 2021 amid the economic downturn.
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 08:34 AM IST

Covid-19 has led to a rise in child marriages

Updated on Dec 26, 2020 07:59 PM IST

Covid-19 and the spike in child marriages

Published on Sep 04, 2020 08:00 PM IST

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

At least 22 cases of child marriage were registered at the commission’s help desk in June, another WBCPCR official said.
Published on Jul 18, 2020 02:34 PM IST

46 million girls lost to gender bias: Report

China (50%) and India (40%) together account for around 90% of the estimated 1.2 million girls lost annually to female foeticide.
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 07:58 PM IST

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

The police said that the man had eloped with the girl on February 26 and married her at a temple.
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 12:15 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on May 28, 2020 03:14 PM IST

Protect children from the fallout of Covid-19| Opinion

The pandemic has shown us the weaknesses in our systems to protect the most vulnerable
Updated on May 16, 2020 07:18 PM IST

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

A UN report in April, 2020, predicted the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to an extra 13 million child marriages over the next decade.
Updated on May 15, 2020 03:03 PM IST

Covid-19 could lead to 7 million unintended pregnancies

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.
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 05:14 PM IST

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

Vanshika Gautam is a member of Meena Manch -- girls’ activity group that aims at improving school enrolment and spreading awareness on various issues.
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 11:23 AM IST

National Girl Child Day 2020: History, significance and facts

National Girl Child Day was established in 2008 in order to spread awareness about the inequalities face by the girl child.
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 05:13 PM IST

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

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)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 11:26 PM IST

Child ‘love marriages’ in Nepal blight young lives

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.
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 11:43 AM IST

Four booked for child marriage in Bathinda village

HT Image
Published on Dec 11, 2019 01:29 AM IST

Child marriage act read incorrectly, says Supreme Court

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.
Published on Nov 23, 2019 02:20 AM IST

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

Jagdish Bharti at his office in Betul, Madhya Pradesh.
Updated on Nov 19, 2019 11:02 PM IST

On the question of love and underage marriage

The story of adolescent girls and their quest for love is rarely told
Published on Nov 15, 2019 06:23 PM IST

Women can’t progress till ghoonghat exists: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said the custom of ‘ghoonghat’ must be eradicated at the earliest.
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 08:15 AM IST

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

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.
Published on Sep 16, 2019 02:28 AM IST

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

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)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 02:55 PM IST
This site uses cookies

This site and its partners use technology such as cookies to personalize content and ads and analyse traffic. By using this site you agree to its privacy policy. You can change your mind and revisit your choices at anytime in future.