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Lockdown: Over 500 cases of child marriages reported since mid-March in West Bengal

Over 500 cases of child marriage were reported in West Bengal since mid-March when the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown was imposed, officials said, claiming that in most cases, underage girls were married off by families who lost their earnings due to the shutdown. Despite restrictions in travel and movement, there has been no let-up in childContinue reading “Lockdown: Over 500 cases of child marriages reported since mid-March in West Bengal”

India Has the Highest Number of Child Brides in the World

Earlier this year, UNICEF had released a report stating that the number of girls getting married in India had halved. Despite this drop, nearly 1.5 million girls in India get married before they turn 18. Child marriage remains a social evil that India has seemingly had a hard time eradicating. The legal age of marriage in IndiaContinue reading “India Has the Highest Number of Child Brides in the World”