Human Rights Groups Criticize Nepal’s Government For Lack Of Efforts To End Child Marriage
Associated Press: Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages
“Traditional practices, poverty, last year’s massive earthquake, and Nepal’s ongoing political instability mean child marriages remain a serious problem in the country, where 10 percent of the girls marry before they are 15, even though the government says it is making progress to combat the problem, rights groups say. … A report released by Human Rights Watch on Thursday said the government has not done enough to end the practice of child marriage, adding there was little evidence of the government working effectively to try to prevent child marriage or mitigate the harm that married children experience…” (9/8).
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