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Twenty-eight young girls from West Delhi’s slum areas got together and made ‘Fireflies’, a feature film on child marriage.
India has been notorious for its high incidences of child marriages. An ActionAid India report released by actor-activist Shabana Azmi titled(…)
In our country, even today, it is not unheard off that girls are forced to discontinue their studies and married(…)
A class VIII student from Rajasthan exhibited great valour by approaching the police to complain against her parents who were allegedly forcing her to marry a middle-aged man. She also told the authorities that the man was offering her parents a sum of Rs 10 lakh for the same.
The social conundrum of child marriage will soon become a thing of the past in Karnataka. Following President Pranab Mukherjee’s consent to the long-pending Prohibition of Child Marriage (Karnataka amendment) Bill, 2016, the police now have the power to heavily penalise all those committing the crime of child marriage.
Health experts at the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the US have released new data that states that(…)
The ill-treatment meted out to this revolutionary 13-year-old girl from Malda district in Kolkata will astound you. Some local people(…)
Last year the then 16 year old Sandhya was rescued from becoming a child bride. She was studying for class(…)
Before it became a norm for girls to become doctors and boys to become engineers, there was a time when medicine too, like any other profession in India, was a men-only job. This changed when Rukhmabai became the first woman to practise medicine in India and paved paths for generations to come.
According to the National Family Health Survey, in Rajasthan, more women are participating in the decision-making process related to the household. The number in the year 2005-06 was 65.1%, which has now increased to 81.7%.
India may be pushing its girls and women into fields like entrepreneurship and sports, yet a recent study says that(…)