Around half the girls in India get married before the age of 18. Maharashtra has one of the highest numbers of such marriages.
In this video, IndiaUnheard Community Correspondent Rohini Pawar interviews two girls who recently saw their friend getting married. Both are thankful that it wasn’t them.
Rohini was herself married at the age of 15. ” I wanted to be a doctor and all my hopes came crashing down. But I was lucky with the supportive in-laws I got. I now make videos, a lot of which are on women’s issues. I want to change things in my society for women– get them equal wages, stop child marriages, help them speak up and stand up for themselves,” She says.
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