Keeping girls in school cuts child, maternal mortality

  “Educate them [girls] and empower them and keep them in school as long as you can and those women are the best agents of change. No question about it,” said Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO answering a question on how to reduce teenage pregnancy at a recently concluded Partners’ Forum conference in Johannesburg. Despite … Continue reading Keeping girls in school cuts child, maternal mortality

Editorial: Lost childhood

Published in The Hindu on October 22, 2012 The alarmingly high prevalence of child marriages in India became known globally when International Day of the Girl Child was celebrated for the first time on October 11. According to UNICEF, girl child marriages in India stood at 43 per cent in 2007-2008; it was 54 per … Continue reading Editorial: Lost childhood