Anuradha was only 13 years old and was studying in class eight when she was married off as a child bride. And only a year into marriage, she gave birth to her first child.
Why does violence against women and girls increase during disasters?
Women and girls face greater risk of violence during emergencies as harmful social norms intensify and women are further marginalized.
Trading Child Marriage for College Textbooks
Harassment is one of many challenges girls and women face in Delhi, a sprawling city of 25 million people where there are problems of safety, vulnerability to violence and exploitation, pollution, and unsanitary or overcrowded living conditions. But empowered by sponsorship, girls in one neighborhood are overcoming poverty and trading child marriage for college textbooks. … Read More