Reasons for Child Marriage in India

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  • Patriarchy, class and caste influence the norms and expectations around the role of women and girls in India. Restrictive norms: girls are first seen as the property of her father and then of her husband
    • Reasons for Child Marriage
      • Girls are seen as an economic burden and marriage transfers the responsibility to her new husband, In moments of unbearable financial or social distress families resort to marrying their daughters off. Marriage expenses such as Dowry may lead a family to marry off their daughter at a young age to the cost
      • Ignorance of age: Because of illiteracy, home birthing and lack of awareness, birth dates are rarely recorded
      • Controlling girls and women's sexuality is an influential factor.
      • Poor educational opportunities, especially in rural areas, also increase girls' vulnerability to child marriage


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