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Alarming statistics reveal the prevalence of child marriage in India

Child marriage is a prevalent issue in India, with statistics showing that approximately 27% of girls are married before the age of 18. This means that almost one in every four girls in India is forced into marriage at a young age, without their consent.

Furthermore, data reveals that 7% of girls are married before they reach the age of 15, which is a disturbing fact considering the detrimental effects of early marriage on the physical and mental health of young girls. Child brides are more likely to experience domestic violence, drop out of school, and face complications during childbirth due to their young age.

In addition to the alarming rates of child marriage among girls, statistics also show that 3% of boys in India are married before the age of 18. While the percentage may be lower compared to girls, it is still a significant number that highlights the need for stricter laws and enforcement to prevent child marriages in the country.

It is essential to address the root causes of child marriage, such as poverty, lack of education, and gender inequality. By providing girls with access to quality education, economic opportunities, and empowering them to make informed decisions about their lives, we can help prevent child marriage and ensure a brighter future for the next generation.

Child marriage is a violation of human rights and has long-lasting negative consequences for both the individuals involved and society as a whole. It is crucial for government agencies, non-profit organizations, and communities to work together to end this harmful practice and create a safe and supportive environment for children to thrive and reach their full potential.

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Nada Alahdal
A human rights activist to advocate for the issue of child marriage, and head of the

Nada Foundation

for the Protection of Girls

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