A new book that could be a game-changer has now hit the stands, and provides a blueprint on how to make India child marriage free by 2030. The book, ‘When Children Have Children: Tipping Point To End Child Marriage’ by Mr. BhuwanRibhu, brings a fresh lease of hope in these times.
On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, 2 districts of Tamil Nadu, unveiled the book as part of the ongoing nationwide Child Marriage Free India campaign.
The author, Mr. BhuwanRibhu, is a noted child rights activist and one of the most prolific lawyers in India working for the protection of women and children. The book was released by child marriage survivors and dignitaries from law enforcement agencies and civil society organizations.
Ravi Kant, Country Head, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, said on the release of the book, “This book is the blueprint to make India child marriage free by 2030.”
The book presents a possible blueprint to achieve this through the PICKET strategy, which calls for the government, community, non-profits and girls vulnerable to child marriage work together on Policies, Investments, Convergence, Knowledge-building, Ecosystem where child marriage does not thrive, and Technology for monitoring and deterrence to combat child marriage.
The 160 organisations working in more than 300 districts across the country aim to end child marriage at local and grassroots levels. These organisations are gearing up for a national Child Marriage Free India day on 16th October 2023.