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Centre for Action Research and People’s Development (CARPED)

CARPED is an action research group based in India, formed by a group of young professionals who are engaged in participatory community development.

CARPED operates in areas with very high incidence rates of child marriage. The organisation provides counselling services to children and parents, runs a toll-free emergency help line, educates and mobilises the community to end child marriage, and works closely with local government departments as well as the local media for coordinated campaigns to raise awareness.