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New research shows positive association between adolescent pregnancy & under-nutrition among children

Adolescence is a period when physical and neuro-maturational changes take place in the body of a young girl. Although it is illegal marrying a girl under the age of 18 years as per the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006, adolescent girls in our country are compelled to marry and attain pregnancy that adversely affects well-being and outcomes of both mothers and their children. Latest available data shows that societal norms to consummate t

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ILO says poor laws aid the abuse of maids -Neetu Chandra

aining Institutes. On current legislations on women trafficking There are specific legislations enacted relating to trafficking in Women and Children (Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006, Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 1976, Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 and others. On tackling the menace of human trafficking Anti-Trafficking Nodal Cell was set up in the Ministry

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Government school slams its doors on married girls-Mohamed Imranullah S

ise because the practice among certain communities to give girls in marriage immediately after attaining the age of 16 runs counter to the definition of a child as one below 18 years of age under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006. He points out that a number of habeas corpus petitions are being filed in the High Court by parents of minor girls who elope with their lovers. In one case, the parents of a minor girl went to the extent of se

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