Child marriages are common in Nepal. If the husband dies, the widowed girls are expelled from social life. They are called Bekalayas, child widows. Married as a child and early widowed. In the men-dominated society[…]
37 % of the girls in Nepal are married before they become 18 years old. They get pregnant while they’re still children themselves. Their own health and the health of their babies is often in[…]
Roots for Life was able to support two little Tamang girls with a scholarship. In the rural communities they probably had suffered from an arranged child-marriage. But their father, Kusang Tamang, who has been working[…]
Nepal still faces a high number of child-marriages. The only way to burst the vicious circle of poverty and dependence is by education. Read the current report of Human Rights Watch on this topic!