70 Indian Districts Report High Incidence Of Child Marriages, Girls Take A Stand

PUBLISHED ON: August 13, 2021 | Duration: 3 min, 09 sec

Children in rural India have been vulnerable to all kinds of abuse, a situation made worse by their poverty. With livelihoods lost due to COVID-19 pandemic, and parents unable to feed their families, underage children are at a very high risk of being married off. But not only is child marriage illegal, it also results in sexual abuse and rape of children. And then justice is of course a long time coming. Subject to pressure and violence, many underage girls have started raising their voice to delay their marriages.

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