India: 'Girls First' programme in Bihar, part 2

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Patna in the Bihar state, India
Patna in the Bihar state, India Sauravanuraj/CC/Wikimedia

Child marriage, considered a human rights violation, is a prevalent phenomenon in India that many activists have been fighting against. Now, a report by the International Center for Research on Women states that the prevalence of this is 60% in the state of Bihar, the highest in the country Currently, there are 70 million child brides in the world and this social practice has profound consequences on the economic and social aspects of the country.