Indian state takes on child marriage

12/19/2011 | Daily Beast, The

Child marriage is on the decline in the state of Haryana, a rare victory in the battle against underage marriage in a country where about half of all young girls are married before 18. Haryana instituted a cash-incentive program to prevent underage marriage in 1994 and the first of 150,000 participants will turn 18 next year.

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