Reducing child marriage in India
A model to scale up results.
Prevalence and trends of child marriage: Child marriage remains widespread in India, where about 30 per cent of all women 20-24 years of age were married before reaching their 18th birthday. Child marriage rates declined by 1 per cent per year between 1990 and 2005. Over the past decade, the rate of decline has accelerated to about 2 per cent per annum. The decline has been particularly pronounced among girls below the age of 15 years.