Non-marriage very rare in India but divorces doubled in past two decades: Report
The finding is part of an United Nations' report titled 'Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World'
The report calls on policymakers, activists and people in all walks of life to transform families into places of equality and justice
New Delhi: While non-marriage remains extremely rare in India, where less than 1% of all women aged 45-49 have never been married, the number of divorcees has doubled over the past two decades, revealed a report from United Nations released on Tuesday. The report titled "Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World" highlighted that despite increasing rates of divorce, only 1.1% of women are divorced, with those in urban areas making up the largest proportion in India.