Success Story 1

Stopping Child Marriage: Case 1

  • Shakti Vardhini

During regular community meeting one of the social mobilisors of Shaktivrdhini found out that Rajkumar Sharma of Nirpur village in Amouna panchayat was going to marry off his 14 year old daughter to a 40 year old man. Mr Sharma shared that the fear that his daughter might run away with someone and hamper the family prestige forced him to marry off his daughter early. After a series of talks with the girl’s family it was found that the groom’s family also paid certain amount to them.

The marriage was stopped after intensive efforts of Shaktivardhini team who on one hand motivated the girl’s family for postponing marriage while on the other involved PRIs and local governance in the process.