Conduct a seminar on child marriages and foeticide.
A. Child marriage is a type of violation of girl’s human rights. Child marriage has become serious in some countries such as Africa, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Afghanistan, etc. Child marriage is a type of marriage that involves either one or both partners who are under age and this type of marriage carried out illegally.
Child marriages can also be defined as “any marriage carried out under the age of 18 years and involves the girl who is physically, psychologically, mentally and physiologically immature”.-
Child marriages always take place under pressure and either one of the partners is not willing to marry. We could recognize that child marriage has brought lot of adverse consequences for young girl and also became a hindrance to the development of the country. Child marriage can be caused by various factors. For instance poverty, tradition, religion, lack of education and job opportunities, etc. However the main reason for this problem to occur is poverty.
In many undeveloped countries economy is low. The citizens of these countries do not have enough job opportunities. This caused some poor families to marry off their young daughters to reduce their burdens.
The question that arises is what can be done to stop this crime ?
Apart from measures taken by the Government, it is essential for colleges and other institutions to.make certain moves. It is advisable to approach such villages and districts and educate the parents about the ill effects of child marriage. Short films, live plays can be shown to them and the moral behind these plays should obviously show the pathetic future of kids who are forced to get married.
Schools should be set up in such villages as a result of, which people will sooner of later get this children admitted. Such people should also be informed about the punishments give by the law and order of the country.
In India though the Government, has taken strict actions and child marriage has been declared as a big crime, the practice is still prevalent till today.
Foeticide : Foeticide is the illegal practice of killing a foetus. Female foeticide is prevalent in our country as a major social evil.
Some kinds of complications in pregnancy can also demand surgical termination of pregnancy after 8 weeks of conception.
This is where the abortion is legal and doctors may have to suggest for discontinuous of pregnancy for the sake of health of the mother. However the technique of surgical termination is misused by some people by getting rid of the unborn child.
Abortion of foetus is an act of murder. God is the author of life and nobody should have the right to take it.