The steering committee of a global programme to end child marriage is on a visit to India to witness state interventions which have helped reduce the prevalence of child marriage. This visit is in view of an estimated increase in number of child marriages due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
About ‘Child Marriages in India’ –
Global Scenario –
Legal Intervention in India –
Why minimum age of marriage for females should be increased?
Schemes/ Policies for preventing Girl child marriage –
Way forward –
The solution lies in empowering girls, creating proper public infrastructure and addressing societal norms. “It is a long process, but we are getting down to the gram panchayat level, ensuring that Child Protection Committees and Child Marriage Prohibition officers are doing the job and activating community support groups”.
Source – The Hindu
QUESTION – The fight against child marriages in India has entered a decisive stage with the pandemic exacerbating the issue. What is the government doing in this regard? Discuss in brief.