Communicating Challenges and Dreams of Young Girls through Mithila Art in Nepal

Young girls work together with artists/trainers and create five fascinating pieces of individual Mithila artwork or paintings.

In the time it has taken to read this article 56 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

About the author

Nub Raj Bhandari

  • Program Director and Researcher

Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS)

Nub Raj Bhandari has focused on the issues related to girls’ and women's rights, education, and social justice for the past thirteen years. He has an MPhil in Education from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is presently a Program Director and Researcher at Janaki Women Awareness Society, Nepal. His research focus and commitments are policy focused and seeks to transform societies by improving the lives of girls, women, and marginalized populations. His research article 'Early Marriage in Nepal: Prospects for Schoolgirls' has been significantly viewed and cited in many research articles. Mr. Bhandari was a Co-Investigator for Nepal from March 2019 to December 2020 in AHRC/GCRF/University of Leeds, UK/Changing the Story- funded project entitled, 'Examining the Interpretations of Civic National Values made by Young People in Post-Conflict Settings in Kenya and Nepal'. Two of his other articles (book chapters in an edited volume) in Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan have left a good impression among the readers.

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