Daily Database 1/7-8-9/18

CM calls for boycott of dowry weddings

Nitish appealed to the people to lend their hands to ensure the success of prohibition and the campaign against child marriage and dowry system. He asserted that he was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, Ram Manohar Lohia and Jayaprakash Narayan, who believed in decentralised development.

Early marriage contributing to school dropouts in Nepal

PALPA, Nepal (The Kathmandu Post/ANN)- Though various government and non-government organisations have been raising awareness against child marriage in the Nepali district of Palpa, many teenagers in Mehaldhap are still falling into the trap of early marriage.

State senator seeks to overturn law allowing children to marry in Alaska

“The child marriage issue really applies to very few young people, very few young children, but for those children, it could be a lifesaver,” said Gardner, a Democrat who represents the University and Spenard neighborhoods.

Child marriage – Daily Times

Sir: Recently a very shameful incident took place in Sukkur. A 16-year-old girl was almost married by her parents to a 50 year old man. It is highly unfortunate that a child’s own parents would subject her to this kind of cruelty.

The marriage of underage girls has severe, negative consequences on their psychological and reproductive health. The government must take action in this regard by arresting the parents of those girls who attempt to get them married as children as well as the adult grooms. Furthermore, awareness campaigns are also needed to highlight the importance of waiting for adulthood until marriage.


Case on child marriage

Goalpara The Goalpara Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Monday lodged a suo motu case after a girl from West Goalpara, who was forcefully married earlier, fled her home on Sunday when her in-laws came to take her back.

The matter came to light on Monday and the CWC immediately registered a case and ordered protection officer Moonmoon Neog to inquire into the matter and submit a report within a week.

The girl, a student of class VII, was married against her will in December.

Minor value

The Telegraph
In a meeting of six states in Bhubaneswar, the National Human Rights Commission urged a zero-tolerance policy towards child marriage. Forty per cent of all child marriages in the world are conducted in India and, of these, West Bengal can lay claim to 40.7 per cent. The new bill against trafficking lists


Child murder, rape on rise

In their annual report, “State of child rights in Bangladesh -2017,” the forum noted that three hundred and thirty nine children were killed and 593 raped in 2017, up by 28 percent and 33 percent respectively from the previous year. The report released yesterday at the Dhaka Reporters Unity had been prepared after analysing news articles published in 10 national dailies in the last year.

The report also showed that child abuse and child rights violation rose by 7.13 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year.  On a positive note, the report stated that the number of children killed by parents decreased along with corporal punishment in schools and lynching of children on allegations of theft.

The Shishu Forum, a network of 269 non-government organisations working nationally to ensure child rights, expressed concern in their report about a special provision in the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2016. The provision allows marriage of children of any age under some circumstances.

 Child marriage rampant in Bara

Dhungana says awareness about the risk of child marriage, inclusion of repercussions of child marriage at the school curriculum and strict implementation of the rules will help reduce child marriage. “Child marriagerate is 29 per cent across the country while the rate is terrible in Bara,” Dhungana said.

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