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What is Indian Government doing to prevent Child Marriage?

T he first social reform issue which was taken up by the organized women in India was the “ Child Marriage Restraint Act ”, or the “ Sharda Act ” od 1929. Its goal was to eliminate the dangers placed on young girls who could not handle the stress of married life and avoid early deaths. This act prohibited marriage involving girls below the age of 15 years old, and boys below 18.   Although this is a victory for the women's movement in India, the act itself was a complete failure. In the two years and five months it was an active bill, there were 473 prosecutions, of which only 167 were successful. The Act remained a dead letter during the colonial period of British rule in India, and this was largely due to the fact that the colonial British government did nothing to propagate awareness of it , especially in smaller towns and villages of India. In 1978, the law was amended to make it more effective and raise the minimum age of marriage by three years: from 15 to 18 years i

What is World Water Day?

Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need. This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind Interested Candidate Looking For Internship /Volunteering/Volunteer travel program At HEEALS Please Contact Us At : communications@heeals.org Please Come Join Us! Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/Heeals/ Twitter Page: http://www.twitter.com/ heeals

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Stop Child Marriage & Save Girl and Educate Girl Child Campaign

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Stop Child Marriage & Save Girl & Educate Girl

Stop Child Marriage & Save Girl & Educate Girl Workshop Was Organized In Uttar Pradesh Schools.

Why Child Marriage is happening in India?

Child marriage in India, according to the  Indian law , is a  marriage  where either the woman is below age 18 or the man is below age 21. Most child marriages involve underage women, many of whom are in poor  socio-economic conditions . Yet, recent data indicates that in the last decade there has been a significant decline in the prevalence of child marriage from 47 per cent to 27 per cent of the proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married before age 18 from 2005/2006 to 2015/2016. National and state averages, however, mask realities at the district level, and despite the overall decline, a few districts continue to have very high rates of child marriage. Indeed, India has the largest number of brides in the world – one-third of the global total . (Child marriage rates among women in a few districts of Rajasthan and Bihar, continue to be in the range of 47 per cent to 51 per cent). There are many causes of child marriage in India and multiple barriers to its eliminati

STOP CHILD MARRIAGE, VALUE GIRLS!

What is a child marriage? Marriage should be a time for celebration and joy – unless you are one of the 64 million girls around the world forced into marriage before the age of 18. Child marriage is a violation of child rights, and has a negative impact on physical growth, health, mental and emotional development, and education opportunities. It is defined as a marriage of a girl or boy before the age of 18 and refers to both formal marriages and informal unions in which children under the age of 18 live with a partner as if married. One in 3 girls in the developing world is married by age 18, 1 in 9 by the time she's 15. The  United Nations Population Fund  estimates that every year, more than 14 million adolescent and teen girls are married, almost always forced into the arrangement by their parents. The countries with the highest rates of child marriage are in sub-Saharan Africa, but those with the largest number of child brides are in South Asia. Each day, 39.000 girls un

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