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A piece on early marriage for the Daily Beast

Earlier this week, Sonali Khan and Mallika Dutt collaborated on a Daily Beast piece responding to the government of India’s disappointing decision to not co-sponsor a United Nations-led resolution calling for the elimination of early marriage. While Breakthrough’s work on the issue of early marriage is nothing new, loud political announcements like this reenforce how critical it is to change these cultural institutions that are harmful and discriminatory to women and girls. Cultural beliefs and practices undergird state actors, and with sweeping culture change, they truly believe we can mitigate this practices– and eventually make a culture that espouses girls as “less than” a thing of the past.

 

 

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