Child Marriage in India: The Facts

While child marriage in India was officially outlawed in 1929 with the Child Marriage Restraint Act its enforcement and definition have been a constant source of political debate up to current times within the country. When India was under British Colonial rule the legal minimum age for marriage was fifteen for girls and eighteen forContinue reading “Child Marriage in India: The Facts”

Child Marriage… In New York?

The issue of child marriage is widely discussed in the context of far away countries, where discrimination against women is the norm and access to education is limited. Unsurprisingly, this issue disproportionately affects young girls. A staggering 15 million girls worldwide are married before the age of 18, and not just in developing countries. InContinue reading “Child Marriage… In New York?”

Lost Childhood: The Reality of Modern Day Child Marriage

It is estimated by UNICEF that there are over 700 million women alive today who were married as children. To put this in perspective, that is roughly ten times the population of the United Kingdom, or double the population of the United States. Of these women, more than one in three was married before theContinue reading “Lost Childhood: The Reality of Modern Day Child Marriage”