#21sekyahoga: The Drop-out Girls.

The Drop-out Girls

In the first chapter of our quarterly series, we explore the impending change in the legal marriageable age of women in India through the lens of education. Girls from PACE programme in Delhi talk about the nebulous connection between education and marriage.

The government announced its intention to increase the marriage age for girls to encourage them to study. But how will that affect their education when data shows that the drop out rate of girls at the age of 14 -15 years has increased relentlessly despite all education policy change? So, what are the actual reasons behind girls’ dropping out? It’s more complicated than you think.

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