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UNFPA’s population report turns spotlight on bodily autonomy -Jagriti Chandra

-The Hindu The report, ‘My Body is My Own’, shows only 55% of women are fully empowered to make choices. Nearly half the women from 57 developing countries do not have the right to make decisions regarding their bodies, including using contraception, seeking healthcare or even on their sexuality, according to the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) flagship State of World Population Report 2021 titled ‘My Body is My Own’ launched on...

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Pandemic, poverty spur Child Marriages in Madhya Pardesh -Anup Dutta

-The Hindu Loss of livelihoods has pushed poor families to opt for early marriages The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have proved to be new drivers of Child Marriages in rural Madhya Pradesh with several reports of such ceremonies from different parts of the State during the ongoing marriage season. “I am a widow and I don’t have any kind of social security. Marriage is the only safe option for my daughters,” said...

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The Hathras dead-end: What does the UP govt so ferociously seek to protect? -KTS Tulsi and Tanessa Puri

-The Indian Express What does the UP government so ferociously seek to protect — after having violated every possible fundamental right of its people? This article shall neither delve into whether a rape happened or someone simply went missing while going into the field, nor the atrocity of dragging someone by their dupatta while injuring their neck and spinal cord. The authors shall not devote space to how abominable the incident is....

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Explained: How marriage age and women’s health are linked -Nushaiba Iqbal

-The Indian Express PM Narendra Modi has announced a panel to fight malnutrition in young women and ensure they get married at the right age. A look at how the two are linked During his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “We have formed a committee to ensure that the daughters are no longer suffering from malnutrition and they are married off at the right age. As soon as the...

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Increasing age of marriage will be exercise of carceral power by state which will disproportionately affect Dalit, Adivasi women -Shalini Nair

-The Indian Express Efforts to address Child Marriage in India should be in consonance with the socio-economic realities that demand investment in education, welfare, and opportunities for women. If Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis in his Independence Day speech on raising the legal age of marriage for women to 21 years is any indicator of the path the task force set up for this purpose is likely to tread, it needs to...

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