“Missing females” are those whose numbers are reflected in sex ratio imbalances at birth as a result of gender-biased (prenatal) sex selection, combined with excess female mortality stemming from postnatal sex selection.
If it has the intended impact, and more women have more time to get educated and enter colleges and pursue higher education – Advocate Mayank Mikhail Mukherjee
13-year-old Vanshika stopped the wedding of her minor cousin and convinced her paternal aunt and the rest of her family that she can’t be married before she turns 18.
According to a UNICEF report, about 63 million adolescent girls in India in the age bracket of 10-19 years are short, thin, overweight or obese. Around 40 percent of adolescent girls suffer from anemia.
“I have made it my life’s mission to end the practice of child marriage. I’m now fighting to raise the legal age for marriage to 21 so that the girls will finish school.” -Theresa Kachindamoto
Petitioner Ashwini Upadhyay said that this differential bar of minimum age discriminates against women, thus contravening the fundamental principles of gender equality and breaches Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution of India.
The survey found out that 63.7% of India’s females get married when they attain the age of more than 21 years. In the census of 2011, this figure was recorded as 52.2%.
D Rekha, a bonded labourer at 10, a wife by 13 and very soon she became a mother of three. She now speaks up about social evils that affect women.
Global icon Priyanka Chopra recently visited Ethiopia as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and shared pictures with 15-year-old Hasina on her official Instagram handle, posting the story of the teenager who stood up against child marriage.
A time when women were only oppressed by the society, Vidyasagar took them out of the grip of social evils, and thus, became a champion of social reform. Without which women wouldn’t have progressed as much as they have today.
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