Ending child marriage in India - policy brief

India carries the burden of the largest number of child brides in the world.

Members of the Prerona Adolescent Girls club of Muttuck Tea Estate performing a awareness song and dance against child marriage.
UNICEF/UN0324168/Boro

Highlights

Child marriage is defined as a union where either one or both parties are under the legal age of marriage i.e. 18 years for women and 21 for men, as per the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA), 2006.

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