UNICEF fights child marriage in India

02/21/2012 | Hindu (India), The

Tea estate communities in Assam, in northeastern India, are working with the UN Children's Fund to deter the early marriage and sexual abuse of children. Girls sometimes begin picking tea leaves as early as 10 years old in the isolated communities, where UNICEF has joined with girls' groups and the regional Indian Tea Association to reverse gender discrimination.

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