Indian child marriage crackdown leaves families in anguish

As the Assam government tightens leash around child marriage offenders, there’s another side to it- the families of the offenders. While it is absolutely necessary to stop the customs of getting underaged girls married, what about those who are already married and have children? Will arresting their husbands a wise act? Removing the only source of income in the household with children might do worse to these girls than letting them stay in such marriages. While overnight changes like this don’t have a lasting impact, empowering girls through education and employment BEFORE depriving them of livelihood might be a slow but sustainable approach. Read the full story here and here…

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