“Protect the rights of the children and allow them to experience their life”…
Many reports suggest that girls are getting married before the age of 18. We also can witness childhood marriages in the rural areas till now. Most of the girls are getting their first pregnancy between the age of 15 and 19.
Many feel like the Indian law is not having a sharp edge to protect the rights of the children. By far, according to the Indian law, no one should encourage the marriage for a boy aged fewer than 21 and a girl aged fewer than 18. But, contrary to the law, many people in the rural areas are defying it and carrying the marriages for their under aged children.
Knowingly or unknowingly, the Indian tradition is becoming responsible for the childhood marriages. Following the statistical values, governments feel like they are achieving great results through their campaigns. But the fact is there are many children losing their lives out there in the rural areas with the social evils that got uprooted in the Indian culture. Illiteracy, gender discrimination, strong ethos from various family backgrounds is not allowing the darkness to fade away from the lives of the innocent children.
The child marriages bring dire consequences:
- The child will lose the education.
- Gender discrimination continues and girls have to face domestic violence.
- The child will lack experience to fight the hardships in life.
- Early pregnancies causing anaemic conditions to the women.
- Increase in the death rate of the women in relation to pregnancy issues.
Researches reveal the hidden facts; the babies born to the under aged girls are vulnerable to death in the first year of their life. It is time for everyone to give a wakeup call to the [society and take constructive steps to tackle the issue of Child Marriage.
Aadhya4women prevents the child marriages and brings awareness to the families who are taking part in the marriage. If the families are adamant, we help the children through stringent actions against the families through the law.
“Save the children and be a part in constructing bright future for the nation.”