Child marriages threaten girls’ lives in India, 150m girls to be married off before 18

Human Rights organizations are working to improve literacy rate in India and are focusing on strong public messages around the illegality of child marriage and the harm it causes. (Photo used for illustrative purpose).

Child marriages continue to carry on in India.

Girls getting married before 18 years of age in India has declined but there are 40 per cent prevalence in the states of Bihar, West Bengal and Rajasthan.

Child marriages are more common in tribal communities and among particular castes.

Child marriages threaten girls’ lives, well-being and the future of girls.

More than 150 million girls would be married off before their 18th birthday by 2030.

Human Rights organizations are working to improve literacy rate in the country, girl education, proactive government investments in adolescent girls.

They are also focusing on strong public messages around the illegality of child marriage and the harm it causes.