Child marriage remains one of the ugliest flaws in the fabric of contemporary Indian society. To most, it would seem incredible that the practice continues in many parts of the country today; but in fact, according to figures published by Unicef, a third of the world’s child marriages take place in India, even though it has been declared illegal since 2006. In addition to this, the country caused international outrage in October 2013 when it refused to sign a UN resolution on early and forced marriage.
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Of the world’s seven billion people, 1.1 billion people still defecate in the open. With 638 million people engaging in this, India is the open defecation capital of the world.
The countries where open defecation is most widely practiced are the same countries with the highest numbers of under-five child deaths, high levels of under-nutrition and poverty, and large disparities of wealth. Each year, 1.5 million children around the world under the age of five, and 1,000 a day in India alone, die of diarrhoea caused by unsanitary conditions and poor hygiene, exacerbated by the ongoing practice of open defecation.
After more than a decade of work by the World Toilet Organisation, the UN has now formally recognised 19 November as World Toilet Day – a huge step forward in addressing the problem of open defecation. Help more children to reach their fifth birthday by supporting the work of civil society organisations to improve sanitation and hygiene. Find out more at: http://www.heeals.org
Find out more about the UN and World Toilet Day: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45490#.UhRhMuBC9UQ
Why children are attending less School?
Behaviour of children towards Unhygienic practice, have a significant impact on child’s academic performance. majority of children are not properly taught healthy sanitation& personal hygiene habits , like washing hands with soap regularly ,wash hand before and after eating ,bathing daily.