Why Girls Run Away to Marry Adolescent Realities and Socio-Legal Responses in India
88 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2020
Date Written: March 25, 2020
Based on stories of girls from three cities, this study introduces the issue of self-arranged marriages into the debate on child and early marriage in India. It provides qualitative insights into the contexts within which young relationships develop and are compelled into elopements, and to show how punitive legal responses cause harm on young lives.
Keywords: Early marriage, Sexuality, Adolescence
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