Breaking the Chains: How India is Working to End Child Marriage

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India’s Efforts to Combat Child Marriage

As someone who writes and advocates for human rights, I am continually impressed by the steps India is taking to put an end to the harmful practice of child marriage. This longstanding tradition has plagued societies for generations, robbing young girls of their childhood and future. However, with focused initiatives and increased awareness, India is making significant strides in breaking the cycle of child marriage.

The Devastating Impact of Child Marriage

Child marriage is a multifaceted issue that has severe consequences for the girls forced into such unions. These girls often experience a lack of education, healthcare, and opportunities for personal growth. They are at a higher risk of facing domestic violence, early pregnancies, and various health challenges. Child marriage perpetuates a cycle of poverty and discrimination, trapping girls in a reality of limited choices and unfulfilled aspirations.

In the eloquent words of a Nigerian author


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