India has 40% of worlds child brides, survey finds : Times of India

modern.fakir

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India has 40% of world’s child brides, survey finds

Himanshi Dhawan, TNN | Sep 9, 2013, 05.21 AM IST



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[COLOR=#0000FF !important]File picture of relatives performing child marriage of a girl (studying in Class VI) with a boy (studying in Class IX) at Gaya in Bihar. (TOI photo by Manish Bhandari)



NEW DELHI: Jhumki's (name changed) red and white sakha-pola (wedding bangles) and sindoor jar sharply with her starched uniform. She was forced by her father to marry when she was barely 11 but she feels lucky to be allowed to attend school.


Forty-six per cent of women (between the ages of 18 and 29) in India were married before the age of 18, according to the National Family Health Survey-3. It is estimated that there are 23 million child brides in the country, around 40% of child brides globally. Global human rights NGO Breakthrough, working in districts of Hazaribagh and Gaya (in Bihar) and Ranchi in Jharkhand found that over 60% of women between the ages of 20-24 were married before 18.


Breakthrough, which launched its 'Nation Against Early Marriage' campaign in Ranchi recently, has so far reached 35,000 women and expects to expand the campaign nationwide and target 100,000 women in the coming months. The NGO — which had spearheaded the successful 'bell bajao' campaign against domestic violence — hopes to change the culture that drives and perpetuates early marriage to replace it with one where the lives, rights and personhood of girls is valued. Worldwide, 60 million girls become child brides every year, of which around 30 million belong to South Asia alone.


'140 million child brides by 2020 likely'


According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), if the trends continue between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, of which at least 18.5 million will be under the age of 15.


Breakthrough vice-president Sonali Khan said, "This issue came up when we were working with communities in Bihar and Jharkhand. Under-age girls are incapable of negotiating domestic violence, are deprived of early health and reproductive rights. This later has implications on child and maternal mortality."


According to the NGO's data, the trend is worse in rural areas. In Jharkhand, 71% of girls in rural areas were married before 18 years compared to 33% in urban areas. In Bihar, 65.2% of girls were married before 18 years compared to 37% in urban areas.


Breakthrough is working with communities where the average age of marriage ranges between 15.1 and 16.4 and cohabitation also happens before the girl is 17. "Our on-?eld trainings that began in April 2013 have witnessed an average participation of 200 middle and high school level students per session. We have targeted fathers or male members of the family who usually make the decision for the young girl. But it is a slow process," Khan said.


The NGO uses mobile vans, panchayats and folk theatre as medium to create communication tools
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modern.fakir

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
More pathetic news about female abuse. We are extremely heartbroken !. something must be done to stop these injustices.

Pakistan can help if requested !
 

modern.fakir

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Dekhlo ...aur saath saath Quaid ka shuker bhi ada kerdiya kero. Alhamdulillah ...Pakistan mein bhi muslay main ...mager is level kay nahin. Udher to her roz koi naya tamasha taiyaar hota hai (bigsmile)

Rooz forum per aao to aik nayi se nayi dastaan sunnay ko milti hai :angry_smile:
 
Dekhlo ...aur saath saath Quaid ka shuker bhi ada kerdiya kero. Alhamdulillah ...Pakistan mein bhi muslay main ...mager is level kay nahin. Udher to her roz koi naya tamasha taiyaar hota hai (bigsmile)


In Pakistan, men of this age ; would have 4 such wives ; with full support of religion and maulwi!!

Kaash hum bi pakistan mein hotein ;) 1 biwi khana, 1 biwi kapda dhoti, 1 biwi idha, 1 biwi udhar (bigsmile)(bigsmile)(bigsmile).
 

Sohraab

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Dekhlo ...aur saath saath Quaid ka shuker bhi ada kerdiya kero. Alhamdulillah ...Pakistan mein bhi muslay main ...mager is level kay nahin. Udher to her roz koi naya tamasha taiyaar hota hai (bigsmile)


main aap ki baat se bilkul ittefaq karta hoon , indian society andar hi andar bohut toot phoot ka shikar hai , agar india ko andar se do chaar mazboot kisam ke jhatkay lag gaye to is ka dimaagh thikanay aa jai ga aur yeh khud ko sambhal nahi sake ga

Dua karo ke yeh andar se bohut bare paimanay per toot phoot ka shukar ho , Already International level per India ki bohut be izzati ho rahi hai rapes ki wajjah se
 

Sohraab

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
In Pakistan, men of this age ; would have 4 such wives ; with full support of religion and maulwi!!

Kaash hum bi pakistan mein hotein ;) 1 biwi khana, 1 biwi kapda dhoti, 1 biwi idha, 1 biwi udhar (bigsmile)(bigsmile)(bigsmile).

ho sakta hai chaaron be hosh hui hotin , aap ka mukhra dekh ke
 
More pathetic news about female abuse. We are extremely heartbroken !. something must be done to stop these injustices.

Pakistan can help if requested !

The girls are being married after puberty which is even acceptable in Islam!!


Mr Fariq bhai, Nowhere in the article, it's mentioned about women giving birth before <16.
 

modern.fakir

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Yeh baat sahi hai ...to phir ye India ki dukaan band kero aur phir say Muslim Rule lao na...kiya musla hai ...kam say kam isi beyzati international level pay to nahi uthani peray gi ??:lol::lol:

lekin for now, this is not allowed in India ...but your people are breaking rules and abusing women (bigsmile)

The girls are being married after puberty which is even acceptable in Islam!!


Mr Fariq bhai, Nowhere in the article, it's mentioned about women giving birth before <16.
 

gazoomartian

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
In Pakistan, men of this age ; would have 4 such wives ; with full support of religion and maulwi!!

Kaash hum bi pakistan mein hotein ;) 1 biwi khana, 1 biwi kapda dhoti, 1 biwi idha, 1 biwi udhar (bigsmile)(bigsmile)(bigsmile).

5 rakh lo

1 biwi khana, 1 biwi kapda dhoti, 1 biwi idha, 1 biwi udhar and panchvin teri pitai key wastey:lol::lol:
 
Yeh baat sahi hai ...to phir ye India ki dukaan band kero aur phir say Muslim Rule lao na...kiya musla hai ...kam say kam isi beyzati international level pay to nahi uthani peray gi ??:lol::lol:

lekin for now, this is not allowed in India ...but your people are breaking rules and abusing women (bigsmile)

Dukan to tum fariq karo!! Name any country which is following Islam!!
but your people are breaking most of rules of sharia!! Pehle hume role model to ban kar dekhao!!
 

modern.fakir

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
No country is following Islam BUT thats what we are trying to change. Isiliayay to keh raha hoon, tum bhi mehnat kero ..wahan INDIA mein sirf muslay hi muslay hain. HUm to ayengay hi ...tum bhi kuch kaam kerlo (bigsmile)

Dukan to tum fariq karo!! Name any country which is following Islam!!
but your people are breaking most of rules of sharia!! Pehle hume role model to ban kar dekhao!!
 

gazoomartian

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
bahut experience hai; chakla, belna se maar khane ka aapko!! :P:P

chalo paacho ko fariq karo!! Aaj kal, 1 aurat bhi mard ka jeena haram kar deti hai. Fakira bahut fariq hai, use courier kar do. Aise bi ,paacho pakistan mein hi hai ;)


iman sey kah rya hoon tu baat ko smajhta hai khoob:biggthumpup: