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Child brides: In Jharkhand, 1 in 2 girls aged 15-19 is married

Girls from Rajasthan started living with their husbands at a median age of 17 after spending four years in their parents' homes after marriage.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 13th, 2018

40% of country"s child brides reside in West Bengal: Supreme Court survey

Bihar recorded second-highest number of married girl children at 39%; Jharkhand stood third at 38%.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 12th, 2017

Child marriages, especially of girls rise in urban India, decline in rural

In Rajasthan, more girls aged 10-17 and boys aged 10-20 were married before legal ages of 18 and 21.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJun 9th, 2017

WTF Chart Of The Day: America"s Youngest Child Brides & Grooms

Between 2000 and 2015, at least 207,468 minors were married in the United States. As Statista's Martin Armstrong notes, despite a.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 17th, 2017

Sex with wife aged between 15 and 18 years is rape, says Supreme Court

It voiced concern over thousands of minor girls being married in mass wedding ceremonies on Akshaya Tritiya.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 11th, 2017

Girls, not brides: How education can end child marriage, early pregnancy

Lack of education tampers with ability to refuse sex with a partner or to ask him to use a condom.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJul 21st, 2017

India can save $5 bn in healthcare by ending child marriage, early birth

As many as 280,000 married girls between ages 15 and 19 have already given birth to four children.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJul 12th, 2017

Turkey Pulls Controversial Bill on Child Brides

Turkey has withdrawn a controversial bill that sought to allow consensual marriage between men and underage girls, pardoning those convicted of sex with minors in the process, daily newspaper Hurriyet reports. The bill was submitted to parliament last w.....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 22nd, 2016

Roy Moore Tried to Hold Rally at Barn Owned by Alabama Child Sex Abuse Advocate

Moore has been accused of preying on teenage girls when he was in his 30s, and allegedly had a sexual interaction with a 14-year-old and tried to rape a 16-year-old......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 7th, 2017

Child marriage has become less common in America. But it still exists

SEXUAL mores change faster than the law does. This has been the case with child marriage, which is generally defined as involving those under 18 but also includes girls (for almost all of them are girls) younger than 16. Depending on the law.....»»

Category: useconomySource: economistDec 7th, 2017

Alabama Election Polls: Can Roy Moore Still Beat Doug Jones After Child Sex Abuse Allegations?

Roy Moore has recovered in the polls despite being accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 5th, 2017

Two Young Girls Taken by Leader of Utah Cult Found in Storage Receptacle

The girls, aged four and eight, are reportedly "safe but very cold.".....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 5th, 2017

MP passes death penalty bill for rape of girls aged 12 and below

The bill will now be sent to the President for his assent after which it will become a law, state Home Minister Bhupendra Singh told reporters outside the Assembly.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 4th, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel Challenges Alleged Child Molester Roy Moore to a Fight: "Forcing Yourself on Underage Girls is a No-No"

"I’ll wear a girl scout uniform so you can have something to get excited about," said Kimmel......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 1st, 2017

M.P. govt mulls death penalty for rape of girls below 12

The Madhya Pradesh government today cleared a proposal to enact a law for awarding death sentence to those guilty of raping girls aged 12 or below in the state. The moves comes in the wake of a spu........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineNov 26th, 2017

"License To Rape": Proposed Law Allows Little Girls To Be Married Off In Iraq,

A bill proposed in October could get rid of the minimum age for Muslim girls to marry......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 23rd, 2017

Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr are expecting their first child

Getty Images Miranda Kerr and Snap CEO Evan Spiegel are pregnant with their first child.  The couple got married last May after dating for two years. Kerr als.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 15th, 2017

How The #MeAt14 Hashtag Makes The Wrong Point About Child Rape

It doesn't matter that many 14-year-old girls look to young to consent. It matters that they are too young to consent......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 13th, 2017

Time to provide mid-day meals during school holidays: HRD ministry

Under the mid-day meal scheme, every enrolled child, aged 6-14 years and studying in classes 1 to 8, is provided hot cooked meals having certain notified nutritional standards.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 27th, 2017

Child Sex Abuse: HIV-Positive Maryland School Track Coach Faces 206 Charges of Sexual Assault

Carlos Deangelo Bell allegedly abused 42 victims, aged between 11 and 17, over a two-year period while working in Maryland schools......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 25th, 2017

Activist: Indian woman uses Facebook to annul underage marriage

A 19-year-old proved in court she was illegally married off as a minor after submitting evidence from her husband's Facebook page, a child rights activist said......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 12th, 2017