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  • Shreya Shukla
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    Yes, it is true because it destroys little children life as it leaves a scar on their innocent souls and this lasts forever. In older times people had a notion that marrying their daughters early would make them a perfect bride by the time they grow up. They used to think that a girl is meant to be married and that is her final destination. No studies and career as these things are for boys. Women were thought to be slaves to men and not a wife or life partners. And worse was pregnancy at an early age. A child bears a child, even this feeling is chilling and she takes care of her child. Even today some people live with this kind of thought that girls should not be educated because finally, she has to marry and take care of their inlaws which is not wrong but should happen at the right time with a woman’s consent.
    She is a human being and should be treated like one.

    Afshan Iqbal
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    It is estimated that each year, at least 1.5 million girls under 18 get married in India, which makes it home to the largest number of child brides in the world. Nearly 16 percent of adolescent girls aged 15-19 are currently married. Uttar Pradesh is home to the largest population of child brides, with 36 million. Earlier, in India girls have been considered a burden on parents. Parents used to give their girl child to marriage by shoving off their responsibility towards a girl child. I believe this is the worst that any parent can do with their child. So, by any means child marriage is a bane. Child marriage takes away the childhood of a girl. Her education is compromised and it kills a girl’s personal goals and passions. At the age when a girl should get educated and dream about her career, she is handed the responsibility of marriage and family building. Child marriage is a tragedy. It leads to the trafficking and sale of girls. Child marriage is a hurdle for physical growth and leads to mental as well as physical health problems. The children become child laborers for family maintenance. It locks children into often abusive relationships. The immature girl child is pushed into a family system and there is a risk of under-age pregnancy. Underage pregnancy leads to premature births which may result in infant mortality and the death of mothers. Child marriage has devastating consequences and it’s a curse for the girls who are made to be bound in a nuptial relationship at such an early age. There are laws against child marriage but it isn’t enough. Everyone especially the people in rural areas needs to understand that child marriage is a bane. It needs to be stopped and it can happen if each one of us educates people about the effects of early marriage on children. It’s the year 2022 but still, a girl under 18 is married somewhere in the world every two seconds. Child marriage is a bane for society and it will affect everyone so we need to make sure that it stops.

    038 deepika Singh
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    Child marriage is a curse. It snatches away childhood from children’s life. Child marriages has been prevailing in our country since a long time. India is estimated to have over 24 million child brides. 40% of the world’s 60 million child marriages take place in India according to the National Family Health Survey. The most common reasons for underage marriages includes poverty, illiteracy, financial constraints, religious and social traditions. Most of the girls drop out from schools and colleges without completing their education and are married off to men. Having incomplete education makes them financially dependent on their husband and limits their activities to performing house chores and raise their kids. Married teenage girls who are uneducated are more prone to sexual and domestic abuse than married adult and educated woman. The government of India has proposed raising the minimum legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years. Currently, the minimum legal age for women to marry is 18 years and the same for men is 21 years. The bill has not been passed yet due to resistance from several parties.

    Despite of all these efforts many girls in rural areas are married much before the age of eighteen, they become mothers at an early age when their bodies are not even ready for it, citing several health issues. Child marriage is a violation of human rights and child rights and is surely a bane to our society.

    Aditi Sahu
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    Child marriage, another flaw of our society. According to the law, the legal age for a person to get married is 21 for now, but it wasn’t the same before. People don’t even care about how old their children are, and force them to tie a knot with another child, or worse, a middle aged adult. Actually it’s not even forced, how would a child of age 10 or 5 or in worst cases 1 or 2 years know what they’re doing? They are just following some random things which their elders told them to do.

    Some would find it funny but it’s disgusting to think that a one year old child, who barely knows how to speak, and obviously doesn’t know anything about this world, is forced to be someone’s husband/ wife. And it mostly targets the female population where the girl is treated as a worker or servant and who just came to do the house chores and to give birth so that their family name would continue. She loses her own identity and learns to just follow the tasks given to her like a robot.

    Though our generation is responding much better against this ill-practice but the question rises that why it still exists. We should spread more awareness against this issue specially in local and village areas of our country so that this bane of our society will be vanished and we will take a step forward towards a developed nation.

    Richa Singh
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    Child marriage remains a pervasive and detrimental practice that affects millions of girls worldwide, which robs them of their childhood, chances, and basic human rights. In this article, we examine the significant effects of child marriage and emphasise the pressing necessity of dealing with this negative trend.
    Child marriage, which is any union in which one or both partners are under the age of 18, feeds the cycle of sexism and poverty. Devastating repercussions frequently occur when girls are coerced into young marriages. Being forced into adult responsibilities and roles before they are emotionally and physically capable compromises their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Their lack of knowledge limits their opportunities and feeds the poverty cycle.
    The effects of child marriage are extensive. Due to early pregnancies, girls are more likely to experience domestic violence, sexual abuse, and issues with maternal health. They frequently do not have the freedom to make choices about their own bodies, such as family planning and reproductive health
    Consolidated efforts must be conducted at many levels to combat child marriage. To ensure that girls have legal protection, governments must bolster and implement laws that set the minimum age for marriage at 18.
    To effectively combat child marriage, cooperation between governments, civil society organisations, and international organisations is crucial. By giving girls the knowledge, skills, and resources they need, we can help them take control of their futures, break the cycle of child marriage, and contribute to the social and economic advancement of their communities.
    As a result of robbing girls of their childhood, restricting their possibilities, and sustaining cycles of poverty and inequality, child marriage continues to be a serious problem. A multifaceted strategy involving governmental action, community involvement, education, and empowerment is needed to end child marriage. We can break down the barriers that support child marriage by banding together and investing in the potential and well-being of girls. By doing this, we can build a future in which every child can flourish and realise their potential.

    Pratishtha Naithani
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    Child marriage is a deeply concerning practice with profound implications. It involves marrying girls or boys before they attain the legal age of consent. This harmful tradition can lead to a range of taboo activities and detrimental outcomes. One such consequence is the increased vulnerability of child brides to forced prostitution and human trafficking. Girls who are forced into early marriages are at a heightened risk of being exploited and coerced into the sex trade. Moreover, child marriage exposes young girls to serious health risks. Their bodies, often not yet fully developed, face complications during childbirth, resulting in higher maternal and infant mortality rates. Additionally, child brides are more susceptible to sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. Beyond the immediate physical and psychological impact, child marriage also perpetuates gender inequality. It reinforces harmful social norms and unequal power dynamics, denying girls the opportunity to make choices about their own lives. Despite some progress made in recent years, with changes in legislation and increased awareness, child marriage remains prevalent in certain regions. Efforts to eradicate this practice and address its associated challenges must persist to safeguard the rights and well-being of children worldwide.

    Kd singh
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    Child marriage, a menace to society, continues to impact the lives of millions of children worldwide. With at least 12 million girls married before turning 18 every year, this practice deprives individuals of their rights, opportunities, and the chance to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. To child marriage, a systematic approach that involves legal reforms, education, social awareness, and support from governments and organizations is essential.

    Laws and historical records indicate that child marriage disproportionately affects girls, often resulting in early pregnancies, higher maternal mortality rates, and school dropouts. Effective legal measures must be taken to close loopholes that allow child marriage, including establishing a minimum marriage age of 18 with no exceptions, and creating a national marriage-age database to ensure transparency and prevent underage unions.

    Governments, NGOs, and communities must work together to awareness, challenge cultural norms that perpetuate child marriage, and provide support for at-risk individuals. Collaborative efforts such as community-led campaigns and educational initiatives can help change societal perceptions of girls’ value, ultimately dismantling the customs that contribute to child marriage.

    Society and parents play a pivotal role in perpetuating or eradicating child marriage. To bring about change, community-led campaigns and awareness programs should challenge traditional norms and prioritize girls’ education. Engaging religious and community leaders can denounce child marriage and emphasize the value of protecting girls’ rights. Providing support systems for families resisting child marriage can alleviate financial and social pressures. By prioritizing education, raising awareness, and collaborating with influential figures, society can systematically eliminate this harmful practice and secure a brighter future for children.

    Education is a crucial factor in breaking the cycle of child marriage. By granting girls access to education, they are better equipped for their rights, make informed decisions, and seek opportunities that pave the way for a fulfilling future. Governments should invest in education, ensuring all children have access to quality schooling and resources.

    In conclusion, addressing child marriage through legal reforms, education promotion, awareness campaigns, and collaborative efforts are essential. Society, parents, and influential figures play a crucial role. By challenging traditional norms, emphasizing girls’ education, engaging religious and community leaders, and providing support to families, we can systematically eliminate child marriage. This ensures a brighter future for children, free from its constraints.

    “Every child deserves the chance to blossom freely, without the chains of child marriage hindering their potential.”

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by Kd singh.
    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by Kd singh.
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