Child marriage in India
Further to the annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-Gerneral on Violence against Children, FI submitted a written statement to draw attention to the issue of child marriage which is a deeply-rooted tradition in Indian society. The practice is related to socio-cultural, gender, economic and political factors. FI urges the Government of India to improve the situation by taking various actions including the monitoring of the implementation of the 'Prohibition Child Marriage Act' 2006.
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