Child marriage and domestic violence


  
Abstract

Child marriage limits young girls’ skills, resources, knowledge, social support, mobility and autonomy. Young married girls have little power in relation to their husbands and in-laws. They are therefore extremely vulnerable to domestic violence, abuse and abandonment. Violence may include physical, sexual or psychological abuse.

Source
www.icrw.org
Author

International Center for Research on Women

Country

INDIA

Contact Details

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Year Of Publication

2006