Acting to Change Child Marriage Perceptions in Nepal

Photo: Students at the Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS) centre listen to Hilkor (“Ripples in the Water”) in listening groups hosted throughout Nepal. After listening, students discussed the character-driven, culturally relevant storylines with their peers.

In the time it has taken to read this article 51 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

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