Dr Ashok Dyalchand has fought tirelessly against child marriage and for girls’ equal rights in India for the past 40 years. Every day, 15,600 girls are subjected to child marriage in India.
Many girls who are forced to marry must also quit school and become slaves in their husband’s home. They risk death if they fall pregnant, as their bodies are not ready to give birth to children.
Read stories and watch video clips about Ashok’s work, stories of the children he fights for, and facts on child rights and child marriage in India. In 2019, Dr. Ashok was chosen by millions of children as Child Rights Hero of the Year and recipient of the World’s Children’s Prize, (WCP), known as the “Children’s Nobel Prize” by worldwide media. Now, he is nominated to become the WCP Decade Child Rights Hero.
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