Child Marriage and Kanyashree Prakalpa: Exploring Perception and Attitude Changes among Adolescence Girls

Authors : Dr. Susanta Mondal

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 11 - November

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Child marriage is a complex international issue from both gender and child right perspective. Though child marriage adversely affects both boys and girls, the practice has more adverse consequences for girls than for boys. Realizing the fact that reduction of child marriage would not be possible unless it included education as a gateway, the West Bengal Government introduced Kanyashree Prakalpa as a means of inclusive development and women empowerment. The programme was launched to prevent girls from being married off at a young age by encouraging education. The present study explores the perception and attitude changes among the adolescence girls covered under this scheme with an impact assessment viewpoint. The study also finds out the interrelationship between perception about early marriage and the different sociodemographic factors. Among the different factors participant’s age, education level have significant relationship with participant’s perception about early marriage. It is not only a policy of enhancing women education through enrollment and retention, but also a policy of changing the perception about the importance of women education in curbing child marriage in West Bengal.

Keywords : Conditional Cash Transfer, Early Marriage, Kanyashree Prakalpa, Women Education


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