Signup for Newsletter. Toggle navigation. Home Stories Education. Latest Stories. The Mini ". The programme aims to: Improve equitable access to quality early childhood education Accelerate implementation of the Right to Education Act and child friendly schools Enhance capacities of teachers and pre-school functionaries to deliver quality education Mobilize communities to demand equitable access to quality education Increase access to secondary education for adolescents with a focus on reducing gender and social disparities Key Challenges: An estimated 8.
Drop out rates are high.
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Wide gender disparities exist in education. For every boys enrolled in secondary education, there are 81 girls enrolled. As per RTE norms, there should be one teacher for every thirty students at primary level and one teacher for every thirty-five students at upper primary level. Of the 1. Significant challenges still remain to keep schools safe considering rising civil unrest and the wide prevalence of corporal punishment across the country.
Enacted on 1 April , the RTE serves as a building block to ensure that every child from 6 to 14 years has his or her right to receive quality elementary education, and that the State, with the help of families and communities, fulfills this obligation. We have three decades of experience working in India.
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A National Action Plan to prevent child marriages was drafted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in , but has not yet been finalised. Key components include law enforcement, changing mind-sets and social norms, empowering adolescents, quality education and sharing knowledge.
However due to its decentralised governance structure, in recent years there has been greater movement at the state level in terms of the development of state-level action plans. According to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act the minimum legal age of marriage in India is 18 years with no exceptions.
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There have been a number of recent court cases where petitioners have argued that the provisions of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, do not apply to Muslims as marriages between Muslims are governed by Muslim Personal Law under the Muslim Personal Law Shariat Application Act, This interpretation of the application of marriage laws has been consistently rejected by the Indian judiciary.
Dasra, Marry me later: preventing child marriage and early pregnancy in India , , accessed June What's the child marriage rate? How big of an issue is child marriage?
Are there country-specific drivers of child marriage in this country? In India, child marriage is also driven by: Poverty: Child marriage is more common among poorer households , with many families marrying off their daughters to reduce their perceived economic burden.
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