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In India, village committees take on child marriage

Pratigya hears that Chandra Devi is planning to marry off her daughter Basanti. She picks up her shoulder bag and calls on Chandra Devi. Basanti is barely 15 years old. Pratigya has come to discuss child marriage.

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Girls’ education: a music video with a familiar tale

The girl been married to an older man at age 12, but then returned to her village. She was eloquent about her opposition to child marriage and I was inspired by her experience. She also introduced me to her father, now proud of her success.

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About UNICEF and Gender Equality

UNICEF’s mission is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF aims, through its country programmes, to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities.

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