Child marriage Unicef Information Sheet


  
Abstract

  Child marriage is a major social concern and a violation of children’s rights – whether it happens to a girl or a boy – as it denies the basic rights to health, nutrition, education, freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation and deprives the child of his/her childhood. In India, nearly half (43%) of women aged 20 to 24 are married before the age of 18. There has been a decline in the incidence of child marriage nationally and in nearly all states (from 54% in 1992-3 to 43% in 2007-8), but the pace of change remains slow. The states with the highest incidence of child marriage in the country are Bihar, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka (Extract).

Source
http://www.unicef.org/india/Child_Marriage_Fact_Sheet_Nov2011_final.pdf
Author

Unicef

Country

INDIA

Contact Details

admin@khubmarriage18.org

Year Of Publication

2011