Child Marriage

HRLN publish new book on Child Marriage in India


HRLN has just published its newest book on child marriage in India, the laws surrounding it, and case studies collected through fact findings. You can read the full copy of the publication below. This book is the result of a year of research missions in several states, as well ..... Read More

#KnowYourRights Child Marriage Brochure


HRLN recently released a brochure detailing the laws surrounding child marriage, it's illegality, ill effects, and how to counter the practice. Child marriage is a gross violation of human rights and reproductive rights which disproportionately affects girls. Child marriage is a violation of reproductive rights because it inevitably leads ..... Read More

Modi’s cash transfer scheme for pregnant women shortsighted, healthcare quality needs attention first


By Maya Palit On social media on 1 January, I came across many quips about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New Year’s Eve speech. “Judging from the speech, the happiest person in the country should be a 65-year-old pregnant farmer,” went one. These were, of course, prompted by Modi’s promise to introduce a ..... Read More

Presentation: Child Marriage in Odisha


During a judicial colloquium that HRLN held jointly with the Odisha Judicial Academy, Zahra Wynne, a researcher with HRLN, delivered a presentation on child marriage in Odisha. View the presentation content below.   ..... Read More

Breaking: ‘Sex With a Minor Wife is Rape’, Supreme Court Rules


A two Judge Bench of Supreme Court held that sexual intercourse with minor wife is rape and a case can be registered against the Husband. In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court today read down exception 2 to Section 375 (which defines rape) of the IPC (as amended by the Criminal ..... Read More
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