History of Child Marriage in India

Child marriage is a violation of children’s rights that exposes them to crime, exploitation, and abuse. Both girls and boys are affected by child marriage, but girls are disproportionately affected.

A girl who is married as a child is more likely to drop out of school, not work, and not contribute to her society. She is more likely to be the victim of domestic abuse perpetrated by her husband or his relatives. She’s still more likely to have children when she’s still young. There is a greater risk that she will die as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

On 26th January 2021, Hidden Pockets Collective hosted a Tweetathon in collaboration with PLD- Partners for Law in Development on the History of Child Marriage in India.

Read the complete conversation here.