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Early marriage in Nepal: prospects for schoolgirls

Author: Nub Raj Bhandari Year: 2019

Based on an assessment with 60 school girls in one district in Nepal, this paper explores who is involved in the decisions to marry girls early, and explore the links between education and child marriage according to this group of girls.

The study concludes that many community actors play a role in driving child marriage and must be involved in interventions to address it. It also calls practitioners and policy makers to continue pay attention to the risk of child marriage among girls who are still at school, as it is often during the transition to secondary education that girls are most at risk.

TAGS: Nepal Education Empowering girls Education