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Marriages in India Video By:
Andrea Vandiver Jordan Koehnke
Victoria Fitter Ashley Heil General Info Most arranged marriages occur in India
Easier for the family to take care of one child
Less financial burden
Brings shame on family if they aren't married 40-50% of marriages in India are girls and boys under legal age.
82% of girls are married by age 18.
15% of girls are married before 13.
52% of pregnancies occur between ages 15-19.
60% die before age 17. Child Marriage Today Large-Scale Movements Non-profit organizations: GirlUp, CARE, UNICEF, ICRW, etc.
The bill, International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act, proposed to U.S. House of Representatives.
Bill was denied due to expensive cost and promotion of abortion. Repercussions of
child marriage Violence and abuse
Forced sexual relations
Lack of education
Poor reproductive health
Early death Introducing Nargis Name: Nargis
with her husband and one child. Nargis: Nargis's Current Situation: Once dreamed of being a school teacher but had to drop out.
Now trying to survive and support family. Education on Child Marriage Implications: Globally: Get the government involved to pass a law against it.
Nationally: Raise awareness and let people know what is going on in India.
Locally: Create a club on campus at school. Small-Scale Movements What You Can Do: Starting Small: Ages of Child Brides Activity Its time for the wedding! Communities improve
People more supportive
Donate to organizations
Start a club at school
Our group went to the girl's volleyball team here at Santiago and gave a small speech about Child Marriage Factors of Child Marriage Why Help Children Like Nargis? Every child should experience childhood.
Young brides should not have to be young mothers.
They can't find jobs at young age to support growing families because of limited availability to children They lose the right to their bodies. Where to begin: Pick the organization you admire/agree with most.
Learn general information
Identify a victim of child marriage and offer aid through your chosen organization.
Get their story out! Married at age of 12
Never met husband
Had two children. One died and the other is malnourished. Questions 1. What was the name of the girl we talked about? Nargis 2. What are some repercussions of child marriages? Violence and abuse
Forced sexual relations
Lack of eduction
Early child birth
Early death 3. Name one organization that is trying to stop this problem. GirlUp
ICRW Educate yourself on dangers: watch videos/read accounts given by victims.
Spread awareness through the social media.
Support non-profit organizations and movements against child marriage.
Give donations. MLA Sources: Social Injustice Child marriages are a social injustice
Still occurring in the world today
They are unfair act in society. Nargis: Nargis is now being helped out by girl up.
She is on her way to supporting herself and her one child. 4. Where does our topic take place? India Wakefield, Emily. "Lending to Eradicate Child Marriage | Kiva." Lending to Eradicate Child Marriage | Kiva. Kiva, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013 Wakefield, Emily. "Lending to Eradicate Child Marriage | Kiva." Lending to Eradicate Child Marriage | Kiva. Kiva, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013 "CHILD POVERTY AND DISPARITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE 2010." CHILD POVERTY AND DISPARITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE 2010. Unicef, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013. "CHILD POVERTY AND DISPARITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE 2010." CHILD POVERTY AND DISPARITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE 2010. Unicef, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013. "CHILD POVERTY AND DISPARITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE 2010." CHILD POVERTY AND DISPARITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE 2010. Unicef, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013. about child marriages General Info General Info General Info General Info General Info Current Status Current Status Current Status Current Status Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions Thank you for listening!
Any Questions? Be strong, be supportive! We can stop Child Marriage! Child Marriages Today Once a marriage occurs, it is official