‘Boys are victims of child marriages too’

  • | Friday | 20th September, 2019

Preeja Prasad ByExpress News ServiceBENGALURU: As part of the Asia Pacific Social Work Conference on Thursday, a symposium was conducted on forced child marriages. The symposium highlighted that boys were victims of child marriage as well and were unaware of the consequences of getting into such a union. Child Rights Committee Chairperson Anjali Ramannan raised the question of bringing in help for boys as they are tried as adults. “Boys also need to be rehabilitated as they are as much victims as girls,” she said. Nina Nayak, former State Commissioner, Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, said that the state urgently needed a family policy.

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