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Religious leaders denounce child marriage in Nepal

 

Religious leaders from four different faiths – Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Muslim – denounce child marriage in a new video by UNFPA and UNICEF Nepal.

In the video, the leaders take an unequivocal stand against child marriage in Nepal, explaining that children do not have the physical, psychological or social maturity needed to enter marriage.

The announcemement will be played on national television, radio and on the Internet in Nepal, a Hindu-majority country where 40% of girls are married before their eighteenth birthday.

Find out more about child marriage in Nepal