The Pros And Cons Of Child Marriage

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UNICEF (United Nations International Children 's Emergency Fund)
UNICEF deals with child marriage as part of its broader approach to gender discrimination that undermines the rights of children and women. In order to ensure that girls have an equal opportunity at education, which is imperative in preventing child marriages and the overall development of girls, UNICEF 's Global Girls ' Education Program operates in more than 60 countries. In addition to supporting campaigns and creating education systems, UNICEF also has helped develop two successful initiatives in South Asia and sub-Saharan African, the regions with highest rate of child marriage. The Meena initiative and the Sara Adolescent Girl Communication Initiative served as
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Chad has the third highest rate of child marriage in the world – 68% of girls are married as children – and, unlike many other countries with similar issues, the practice of early marriage is prevalent in wealthy households in addition to not wealthy ones. The unstable socio-economic situation with malnutrition issues, high food prices and droughts make children more vulnerable to marriage. According to a 2013 report on child marriage in west Africa, The Ford Foundation pointed the reasons for why child marriages occur, “cultural tradition, conflict, state fragility and a general bewilderment by parents and communities about what to do with large numbers of children in the face of a failing education systems and a rigid economy”. Therefore, the country should be involved in this
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V. Past Actions

Child Marriage Restraint Act
Passed on 28 September 1929 in the British India Legislature of India, Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 fixed the age of marriage for girls at 14 years and boys at 18 years and was later amended to 18 for girls and 21 for boys. The Child Marriage Restraint Act was the first social reform issue which was taken up by the organized women in India. They played a major role in the development of argument and actively used the device of political petition and in the process contributed in the field of politics
The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006
The goal of the Act is to prohibit the achievement of child marriage and similar, connected matters. In efforts to completely eradicate child marriages within its society, the Government of India enacted the 'Prevention of Child marriage Act 2006 ', which replaced the earlier legislation of 'Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929. ' This new Act is makes it possible to prohibit for child marriage, protect and provide relief to victim and enhance punishment for those who promote or are invovled in such marriage. This Act also calls upon the need to appoint 'Child Marriage Prohibition Officers ' to implement this act.
South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against
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