According to the latest demographic sample survey by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Jharkhand and West Bengal are the two states in India where more than half of the women are married off before attaining 21 years of age. As per UNICEF, one in three of the world’s child brides live in India. Of the country’s 223 million child brides, 102 million were married before turning 15.
Most child brides in India are victims of either poverty, pandemic or patriarchy. In this Podumentary, we speak to experts who have been at the forefront of fighting this social evil.
Child Marriage Prohibition Officer
Founder, Impact & Dialogue Foundation
Population Foundation of India
Faculty of Law
University of Delhi
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