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Child Marriage

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the extent of child marriage practices in Vedic and classical Hindu traditions and concentrates on early marriages as a socio-legal problem. It discusses important evidence ... More


Legislating Nonmarital Sex in India, 1911–1929

Ashwini Tambe

in Defining Girlhood in India: A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042720
eISBN:
9780252051586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042720.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The third chapter describes how an expanded understanding of girlhood influenced an Indian law restricting child marriage and raising the age of consent. This chapter details changes in legislative ... More


Right to Protection Against Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Asha Bajpai

in Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670820
eISBN:
9780199082117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670820.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the rights of children against sexual abuse and exploitation. Child marriage is a form of sexual abuse of children. Legal intervention in India is in the form of investigations ... More


Early Marriage as Slavery: UN Interventions, 1948–1965

Ashwini Tambe

in Defining Girlhood in India: A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042720
eISBN:
9780252051586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042720.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 4 returns to the intergovernmental arena to examine another effort to harmonize a common age of consent: a UN-led universal age of marriage. It documents how the trajectory of UN interest in ... More


Curtailing Parents?: Marriage and Consent Laws, 2004–2018

Ashwini Tambe

in Defining Girlhood in India: A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042720
eISBN:
9780252051586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042720.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The book’s final chapter accounts for a 2006 Indian law banning child marriage as well as contemporary feminist dilemmas about lowering the age of sexual consent. This chapter tracks the efforts to ... More


Right to Protection against Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Asha Bajpai

in Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199470716
eISBN:
9780199089079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199470716.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Child sexual abuse and exploitation covers the sexual maltreatment of both children and young people. Part A deals with child sexual abuse (CSA) in India, its magnitude, and child sexual abuse in ... More


The Contested Meanings of Child Marriage in the Turn-of-the-Century United States

Nicholas L. Syrett

in Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the changing definitions of childhood in the United States at the turn of the century and how some “children” resisted raising the marriage age. Drawing on a variety of sources ... More


How to End Child Marriage Around the World: Strategies, Progress, and Action Needed

Lakshmi Sundaram, Ellen Travers, and Matilda Branson

in Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190847128
eISBN:
9780190847159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847128.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Every year. 15 million girls are married before they turn 18. This chapter touches on how child marriage is a violation of human rights and holds back international development efforts; it reflects ... More


Rights of the Child—An Overview

Asha Bajpai

in Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670820
eISBN:
9780199082117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670820.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides an overview of the child rights in India. The Guardians and Wards Act 1890, Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929, Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act 1956, Young Persons Harmful ... More


İne’s Story: A Child Marriage in Trouble

Leslie Peirce

in Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228900
eISBN:
9780520926974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228900.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes a court case in Aintab involving a village girl named Ine whose young life appeared to be troubled by a dangerous domestic situation. It attempts to reconstruct the story of ... More


Child Marriage in the United States

Aditi Wahi-Singh and Kristen Zaleski

in Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century: A Transnational Feminist Analysis of Women's Lives in Modern Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190927097
eISBN:
9780190927127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927097.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice, Communities and Organizations

According to the United Nations, child marriage often is a result of gender bias and discrimination by families that choose boys over girls to pursue education. Advocates argue that early marriage ... More


American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Nicholas L. Syrett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Most in the United States likely associate the concept of the child bride with the mores and practices of the distant past. But Nicholas L. Syrett challenges this assumption in his sweeping and ... More


Watching the Flame of Youth

Melanie V. Dawson

in Edith Wharton and the Modern Privileges of Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066301
eISBN:
9780813058443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066301.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Focusing on the “flaming youth” figure of the 1920s, this chapter explores the prevalence of discussions about child marriage in works by Wharton and Fabian, exploring forms of generation-specific ... More


Woman-to-Woman, Polyandrous, and Child Marriage: Expressions and Contestations of Marriage Rights in Colonial and Independent Nigeria

Nwando Achebe

in Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199856749
eISBN:
9780190497613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856749.003.0010
Subject:
History, Family History, World Modern History

This chapter explores a multiplicity of marriages that found expression and acceptance in precolonial Nigeria, such as woman-to-woman marriage, polyandry, and deity-to-human marriages, but which ... More


Young Shoulders, Mighty Responsibilities: Child-Wife

Susmita Roye

in Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

By the final decades of the nineteenth century, the child-wife had come under the purview of reformist legislation in British India. Infant marriage was widely prevalent in most parts of the ... More


Galle Toubaaco before the Programme

Ben Cislaghi

in Human Rights and Community-led Development: Lessons from Tostan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419796
eISBN:
9781474445139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 4 pictures the rural community of Galle Toubaaco before the Tostan programme. It looks at three aspects of community members’ life that are tracked throughout the HRE part of their ... More


Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

in Population and Reproductive Health in India: An Assessment of the Current Situation and Future Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198096238
eISBN:
9780199082940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096238.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter describes programmes to empower women, documentsevidence on women’s situation, and outlines socio-cultural, programmatic, and policy level challenges impeding women’s empowerment. Gender ... More


Marriage and Minority: The Indian Nation, the Muslim Question, and the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929

Ishita Pande

in Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199856749
eISBN:
9780190497613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856749.003.0005
Subject:
History, Family History, World Modern History

The Child Marriage Restraint Act passed in India in 1929 had tremendous signifying value for a nation struggling to shake off colonial rule and accusations of backwardness. As a progressive, liberal, ... More


Materialism, Contention, and Rebellion: The Changing Demands on Marriage in Colonial Zanzibar

Elke E. Stockreiter

in Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199856749
eISBN:
9780190497613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856749.003.0007
Subject:
History, Family History, World Modern History

From the 1900s to the 1940s in the British protectorate of Zanzibar, women and men rebelled against previous notions of marriage, seeking to shape conjugal unions according to their own interests in ... More


“Hindoo Marriage” and National Sovereignty in the Early-Nineteenth-Century United States

Brian Connolly

in Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631516
eISBN:
9781469631776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This essay explored the concept of sovereignty in relation both to the legal definition of marriage within the emergent field of private international law and representations of “Hindoo” marriage in ... More


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