Child Marriage in India Socio-Legal and Human Rights Dimensions
This book places the subject of child marriage firmly within the context of international human rights. It shows how child marriage violates every human right to which a child is entitled : the right to health, to education, to equality, to liberty More...
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
This book places the subject of child marriage firmly within the context of international human rights. It shows how child marriage violates every human right to which a child is entitled : the right to health, to education, to equality, to liberty and security of the person and of course the right to make a free and informed choice of a spouse. The book focusses in particular on the devastating effects of such marriages on the health and development of the girl child. It shows how the practice of child marriage reinforces the basic problem of low levels of health, and education among women. It also contains a powerful critique of the state of the law, the lacunae in it as well as the confusions,contradictions, and lack of gender sensitivity inherent in the provisions of various statutes dealing with the age of marriage, the age of consent, and the validity of marriage. The author has given significant suggestions as to actions which can be taken by interested persons and NGOs tochallenge and change the existing situation.
Jaya Sagade is Vice Principal, ILS Law College, Pune. She did her LLM and PhD from Pune University and SJD from University of Toronto, Canada. Dr Sagade has been teaching since 1979 and joined ILS as a faculty in 1981. She has been a UGC Fellow and has also received the ICSSR fellowship,Fulbright Scholarship, and Fellowship of the Netherlands Government for Human Rights course at the Hague as well as University of Toronto scholarship for SJD.
|Dimensions of the problem of child marriage in India : causes and consequences|
|Legal discourse on age of marriage|
|Personal laws, legal reform, and the judiciary|
|Child marriage and international human rights|
|Human rights violated by the custom of child marriage|
|The girl child's right to development : adverse consequences of child marriage|
|Strategies and future action|