Ending Child Marriage: Story Collection

This collection highlights just a few stories about our work in this area. To find out more about how AJWS supports organizations that are working to end the practice of child marriage in India, visit our Ending Child Marriage issue page.

New video from India on gender inequality and political power

By Margo Mullinax, PhD, and Elizabeth Daube The 2018 Commission on the Status of Women…

When Women Lead: Manju’s Story

RAJASTHAN, INDIA — At 23, Manju Kumari is already a sarpanch, the elected head of…

Hope for Her Daughters: Rekha’s Story

“Hope for Her Daughters” tells the story of Rekha, who was married at 12 and…

Why I Care about Ending Child Marriage

In the next year alone, about 15 million girls will be married before they turn…

Something Different for Our Daughters: Mangal & Shital's Story

Something Different for Our Daughters: Mangal & Shital’s Story

At just 14 years old, Mangal Waikar’s parents pressured her into a marriage she didn’t…

Ending Child Marriage Animation

Girls Build a Better Future in India

Watch our new animated video about AJWS’s work to end child marriage in India. AJWS…

Khushi Prajapati

On the Road: Khushi’s Story

As a teenager, Khushi Prajapati worried for her future. Her family had lost everything. Forced…

Meant for Something More

Sonali’s parents forced her to marry at age 14, and her husband turned out to…

Nearly 100 women and girls rode through the busy streets of Mumbra in a bike rally for gender equality organized by Awaaz.

How to End Child Marriage in India

Stories from the lives and work of young activists India is home to one-third of…

A Place of Her Own

Sunita Jaiswal can’t remember a time when she was happier. On a Saturday afternoon in…

Through Struggle to the Stars: Lifting Up Girls in India

On a damp Monday morning this past March, we headed out of our Kolkata hotel…

Munija Chooses Her Future: Advancing Girls’ Education and Opposing Child Marriage in West Bengal, India

“My father says not to go to school, that I should be at home. ‘You…