Tuesday April 23, 2019
Home Lead Story Video- Child ...

Video- Child Marriages Are Still Prevalent in The US

This raises a serious concern and survivor stories are the only was increase the knowledge within the public.

0
//
Child marriage rates are increasing at an alarming rate in Africa
Child marriage is a global issue, with an increasing number of cases reported from African countries. Pixabay

By Vishvi Gupta

For the longest time now, we’ve associated child marriages with under-developed or developing nations. The presence of rituals like child marriages lets us have to peek inside the social issues existing in these countries.

The turn towards the twenty-first century had hoped to bring many changes in the societal norms. While some of the social issues like poverty, gender issues are being tackled seriously, other issues are still a far cry. The news of prevalence of child marriages in The United States Of America is shocking, to say the least.

Sara Tasneem, was forced into child marriage and sent away with a man almost twice her age. She was forced to go through the traumas of child marriage while she watched her peers go to school.

Tasneem got pregnant at the age of 16. But her story is not unique in The United States. And child marriage is not unique to any one religion.

“It’s a problem because they are less likely to finish high school, 31 per cent more likely to land into poverty in adulthood.”, said an expert

This raises a serious concern and survivor stories are the only way to  increase the knowledge among the public is to make aware children of their human rights.

 

 

Next Story

India Post Partners TCS to Modernize its Services

It supports the HR needs of over 500,000 employees, services over 40,000 concurrent users and processes over three million postal transactions a day

0
technology
The cyber security lab was inaugurated at the Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy. IANS

India Post has partnered with IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to become a multi-service digital hub, modernize the delivery of mail and packages, enhance customer experience and launch innovative services.

TCS on Monday said it has implemented its Point of Sale (PoS) solution across 24,000 post offices with over 80,000 PoS terminals, making this among the largest such implementations in the world.

Additionally, it has built a web portal with consignment tracking capabilities and set up a multi-lingual call centre for customer support, the company added.

To enable India Post to benefit from the burgeoning e-commerce opportunity, while fulfilling a vital social obligation, the web portal has an e-marketplace to help rural artisans, self-help groups and women entrepreneurs reach out to buyers throughout the country.

“In a digital era, postal services across the world are reinventing themselves to stay relevant to a new generation,” Debashis Ghosh, Business Group Head – Public Services, TCS, said in a statement.

Tata Consultancy Services, Vadapalani
Tata Consultancy Services, Vadapalani. (Wikimedia Commons)

“We are proud to have partnered with the Department of Posts in this pioneering, mission mode initiative to build a world class, future-ready digital platform that the nation can be proud of,” Ghosh added.

At the heart of this transformation is the Core System Integration (CSI) programme designed and implemented by TCS, the company said.

Also Read- Facebook Urges US Police to Stop Using Fake Accounts

This involved deploying an integrated Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that caters to mail operations, finance and accounting, and HR functions, and connects its vast network of more than 150,000 post offices.

It supports the HR needs of over 500,000 employees, services over 40,000 concurrent users and processes over three million postal transactions a day, TCS said. (IANS)