Officials reveal that with the focus on empowering women, the NGO Breakthrough will launch a campaign in Bihar and Jharkhand to raise awareness against child marriage. "We are developing a multi-media campaign that will begin in June or July in Bihar and Jharkhand. We will address adults and children, especially girls, starting at the school level," said Sonali Khan, vice president of Breakthrough. "We will develop content for mobile phones as it is a powerful medium today apart from street theatres, fairs and door to door campaigning," she added. "We will also work with local NGO's to build local support which is very necessary for this campaign to succeed," she said. Khan further said that as early marriage was deep-rooted problem in the society, the acceptability will be slow and it was required "to move the community together." Bihar and Jharkhand have showed high prevalence of early marriage, while almost all states have witnessed a decline in the custom. Breakthrough has carried out successful campaigns like 'Bell Bajao' (ring the bell) to deal with domestic violence.Source: IANS << Google Glass's Offers Facial Recognition App Called MedRef Low IQ Linked to Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia >> Recommended Reading Higher Child Marriage Rates Associated With Higher Maternal and Infant Mortality: Researchers Researchers report that countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality. READ MORE Child Marriages on a Rise, Warns UN The United Nations Population Fund expects around 140 million child brides between 2011 and 2020. READ MORE Change In Law on Rape and Child Marriage Awaited By Morocco As the kingdom's parliament works to amend a law that allows a rapist to escape prison by marrying his victim, defenders of women's rights in Morocco are inching closer to a long-awaited goal. READ MORE Prevalence of Child Marriages Rampant in Rural Odisha: Survey A recent survey by the government has found that about six percent of rural women in Odisha get married earlier than the legal age of 18. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Indian Medical Journals Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Diaphragmatic Hernia More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?