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I have been physically assaulted by my in-laws so many times that I have lost count”, says adolescent Raghavi* from a village in Belagavi, India. Married at the age of twelve, Raghavi began facing abuse during the time of her first pregnancy. She was just 15 then. “The first time my mother-in-law beat me was...
Due to the ongoing COVID situation in the country, the Karnataka state has been witnessing lockdowns and curfews for the last few months. Schools and colleges have been shut, the unemployment rate has increased, and the number of covid cases has surged. People are facing emotional and mental breakdowns due to various factors such as...
  For marginalised sections of society such as married adolescent girls, the Covid-19 pandemic causes more damage.  For instance, there have been reports of poor mental health among these girls arising out of the anxiety related to their health, economic situation and the underlying uncertainty due to COVID-19. The girls are affected to a larger...