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From Child Bride to Agent of Change

 

Debosree Bera, aged 24 years is currently working as a grassroot worker under Programme Sambhav- an adolescent empowerment programmein Baharagora block of East Singhbhum district in Jharkhand. She recalls being marriedoff at the age of 17 years about 7 years ago to a boy who was 5 years older to her. She had never spoken to the groom before the wedding, which was arranged by their parents.

 

In Jharkhand, as in several other states girls are likely to get married at the age of 15/16 years. At the time she came to know that her parents are planning to give her hand in marriage, her first thoughts were whether she would be able to complete her education or not. Gradually, most of her other friends who were classmates and resided in the same neighborhood were also getting married; will her father agree to send her to college alone in order for her to complete her education. At the time, she was oblivious of the negative consequences and the responsibilities she would be required to take up after marriage.

 

Because of the pressure she wasfacing, Debosree dropped out of schoolto prepare formarriage. Being married at such an early age, she faced many challenges. Post her marriage, she was restricted from studying any further or pursuing a job. “There was a lot of expectation to be more responsible.I was expected to take on the responsibility of the family and the household chores. At such a young age whether I wanted to bear a child or not was given little importance. I faced family pressure for bearing a child immediately after marriage.”

 

She plans to complete her education and take on a job in order to make something of herself, stand up on her feet and support her husband and family financially. She aspires to have a secure job and a better future for her children.

 

“My lived in experience of being married early made me realize the pitfalls of child marriage.Child marriage is a big evil. I myself had been a victim. I do not want any other child to suffer the way I did. I want to see children informed about this from the very beginning and to raise their voice against this.”It was only after the birth of her first child that she was able to venture out and was introduced tothe Sambhav Program wherein she learnt more about the effects of child marriage.Through the caring support network of peers and mentors, Debosreefound her voice and is now more self-assured and confident.Debosree went on to complete her education and is currently pursuing a college degree in humanities and is also working as a Panchayat Level Volunteer wherein she mentors adolescents peer groups thereby transforming her experience to educate, persuade and inspire them to act against child marriage and see the inherit worth of education and other vocational educational opportunities. The adolescent peer educators are also imparted information on life skills education andaccess to services for protection from violence, exploitation and child marriage.
Beyond influencing adolescent peer groups, Debosreeis also working to reach out and change the perceptions of parents and community members that giving a girl child up for marriage is not the solution to all problems and enables them to see the inherit worth of girls.

 

“Child marriage is a big evil. I myself had been a victim. I do not want any other child to suffer the way I did. I want to see children informed about this from the very beginning and to raise their voice against this issue”

-Debosree Bera, Panchayat Level Volunteer, Baharagora block, East Singhbhum district, Jharkhand

 

 

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