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. This high school class is barely attended because most of the students are already married and no longer attend classes. 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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