Impressions from Nepal

Mabel van Oranje, founder of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage, and co-founder of the Girls First Fund and VOW for Girls, shares her observations from a recent visit to Nepal. She visited Nepal to learn more about child marriage in the country and to see how community-based organisations are working to address it.

Photo: Sasithon Pooviriyakul | sasithonphotography.com | @sasithonphoto

In the time it has taken to read this article 100 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

Mabel van Oranje

co-founder of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage, the Girls First Fund and VOW for Girls