Rise Against Child Marriage
Child marriage is a global issue. It is fueled by gender inequality, poverty, social norms and insecurity, and has devastating consequences all over the world.
The prevalence of child marriages in India is 28 per cent while Jharkhand ranks third in the country after West Bengal and Bihar with 38 per cent of women aged between 21- 25 years are married before 18 years of age as per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS- 4).
Corona pandemic has worsened the condition of population at large, especially for the socially and economically backward communities in rural areas and urban slums. This has increased the vulnerability, especially of girl children in these communities leading to rise in school dropout and child labour, furthering to child marriage and trafficking.
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WHAT UNICEF DATA SAYS?
WHAT PRATIGYA PROSPOSES?
Pratigya, being one of the 4 Grantees around the world to run National Campaign for Ending Child Marriage, has launched a campaign in Jharkhand to support the Global Campaign "Power to Girls". On the occasion of Independance Day of the country, the campaign was launched at 11 places simultaneously through signature campaigns
RISE AGAINST CHILD MARRIAGE
MS. ASHA LAKRA | MAYOR | RANCHI
MR. SANJEEV VIJAYWARGIYA | DTY MAYOR | RANCHI