Early Marriage in NepalAdd to Lightbox Download
Chakraman Shreshta Balami, 28, teaches at the one school inside Kagati Village, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal on Jan. 31 ,2007. Although the uncle of a recent child bride, Chakraman has worked for years with a group of other men in the village to stop the practice. The Kagati village, a Newar community, is most well known for its propensity towards child marriage. Many Hindu families believe blessings will come upon them if marry off their girls before their first menstruation.
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