The issues of child marriage and early motherhood come in the way of millions of underprivileged young girls and their dreams as they are married off at an early age to ease the financial burden of families.
Therefore, CRY works with communities at the grassroots level to create sustainable change for India’s children.
Here are the focus areas of our program to stop child marriage in India –
We focus on shifting mindsets and increasing awareness about the detrimental effects of practices such as child marriage and educating communities to foster a positive attitude towards providing education to all children.
Through the establishment of support groups, we empower girls by nurturing their confidence and agency. These networks assist girls in pursuing their dreams and create a conducive environment for their personal growth.
With the help of our project partners we track potential cases of impending child marriages and get help from the police to stop them
We equip parents with information regarding government schemes aimed at supporting the education of their daughters. This helps them overcome financial obstacles and encourages investments in girls’ education.
million married girls in India, between 10-19 years (Census 2011)
out of every 3 child brides in the world lives in India (UNICEF 2014)
of adolescent girls aged 15-19 are currently married
Asha’s parents wanted her to get married at an early age but she wanted to study. So she fought for her dream and became the first police officer from her village. Here’s her story:
CRY is very close to my heart because they are working very well for the good of our society.
I am always worried about underprivileged children. I trust that CRY is doing their best for their health and education. Hence I am donating to CRY and feeling better.
I am happy to be associating in a small way with CRY. The organisation has been doing yeoman service for the health, education and protection of children in India as is the need of the time.
The poor people of India are suffering in the COVID situation. CRY is providing the help to them, that’s why I support CRY.