India - ending child marriage


Restless Development India with Dance4life, has initiated a one year programme on child marriage in Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha focusing on in-school and out-of-school youths. As part of this programme, we are working with stakeholders, parents, Panchayat Leaders and Teachers, to raise awareness against child marriage and to deter families from following this practice.


Restless Development is partnering with dance4life to organize a nationwide campaign against child marriage, called KNOT SO YOUNG. The campaign will also be supported by on ground activities in Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi and Tamil Nadu. The campaign will involve youth to increase awareness about child marriage, its negative impact, and its legal implications and take active action to prevent early and forced marriages in their immediate surroundings.

The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness on the impact of child marriage, reduce its incidence and progressively eliminate the social practice, through active participation of youth. The campaign will also aim to garner support from rural and urban youth and other members from different sections of the society to build pressure for stringent action against this practice. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.