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49.12 million pledges taken pan India against child marriage

Child Marriage Free India Campaign

Child Marriage Free India (CMFI) is a nationwide campaign led by women leaders and a coalition of more than 161 Civil Society Organisations spanning 265 districts working to eliminate child marriage in India. CMFI is working to attain the tipping point to end child marriage, after which the society does not accept this evil practice and that will happen when the prevalence of child marriage is brought down to 5.5% by 2030, from the current national prevalence rate of 23.3%. This is being done by initially targeting high-prevalence districts and gradually focusing on all the districts of the country.

Our Goal: Reduction of Child Marriage to 5.5% by 2030

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23.3%

of women aged 20-24 years got married before 18
(NFHS 5, 2019-21)

12 million

children married before attaining legal age of marriage; 5.2 million girls married before the age of 18
(Census, 2011)

1.5 million

United Nations Children's Fund estimates suggest that at least
girls under the age of 18 years get married every year
(UNICEF, 2020)
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