Empower ZPs to Curb Child Marriages: NGO

The Karnataka Child Rights Observatory has come up with a set of recommendations to completely eliminate child marriage from the country. This follows months after India refused to sign a global resolution, led by the United Nations, against early and forced child marriage. As per the recommendations, Zilla panchayats in Karnataka should be given the .. read more

UN children’s expert praises Canada’s focus on fighting forced marriage of girls

OTTAWA – A top United Nations official is praising the Harper government’s foreign policy initiative to end forced marriage of young girls, even if Canada won’t fund projects that would allow victims access to an abortion. The Conservative government’s practice of not allowing aid dollars to go towards organizations that offer abortions to victimized girls .. read more