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Child marriage in India: the shocking reality facing young girls

Child marriage is a deeply entrenched practice in India, with millions of young girls being married off before they reach adulthood. This harmful tradition continues to rob children of their childhood and basic rights, perpetuating a cycle of poverty and gender inequality.

In many parts of India, particularly in rural areas, child marriage is seen as a way to alleviate economic hardship or strengthen family ties. However, the consequences of child marriage are severe, with young girls facing increased risk of domestic violence, early pregnancy, and limited access to education and economic opportunities.

Despite laws prohibiting child marriage in India, enforcement remains a major challenge. Deep-rooted cultural beliefs and societal norms often perpetuate the practice, leaving thousands of girls vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

Efforts to combat child marriage in India have been made through various initiatives, including awareness campaigns, legal reforms, and community empowerment programs. While progress has been made in some areas, much more needs to be done to protect the rights and well-being of children.

It is crucial for individuals, communities, and the government to work together to put an end to child marriage in India. By prioritizing education, empowering girls, and challenging harmful traditions, we can create a future where every child has the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential. Let us join hands to break the cycle of child marriage and ensure a brighter future for all.

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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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