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Marry at 21 – An empowering step for Women?

Marry at 21 – An empowering step for Women?

The Union cabinet recently made a decision to increase the age of marriage for girls to 21, bringing this at par with men. The age has, to put things in context, been gradually raised over the years. The legal marriage age for women in India was first set to 14 years in 1929. In 1949, the age for women was[Read More…]

by 13/01/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Open letter to PM Modi on Proposed Age at Marriage Bill

Open letter to PM Modi on Proposed Age at Marriage Bill

To Shri Narendra Modi The Prime Minister of India Respected Prime Minister, The National Federation of Indian Women, NFIW, extends its greetings to you on the occasion of the 75th year of India’s independence. NFIW is one of the leading women’s organizations in the country, found in 1954 under the leadership of Aruna Asaf Ali, Pushpamoyee Bose, Hajra Begum, Ansuya[Read More…]

by 18/12/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Marriage is no child’s play

Marriage is no child’s play

According to a report by UNICEF, India is home to the largest number of child brides in the world, accounting for more than one third of the global total of 650 million women and girls who were married as children. Of the country’s current total of 223 million child brides, 102 million were married before turning 15. Despite a legal[Read More…]

by 01/11/2020 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
Allowing Child Marriage: Another Regression Therapy For Bangladesh!

Allowing Child Marriage: Another Regression Therapy For Bangladesh!

  A recent move by the Government to allow child marriage is tantamount to excluding many Bangladeshis from the benefits of growth and development. Women are likely to become the main victims of the recently enacted Child Marriage Restraint Act-2017. It allows a Bangladeshi boy or girl to get married before reaching the minimum age limit – 18 for women[Read More…]

by 14/03/2017 1 comment Patriarchy