RUKUM WEST, March 3: The Aathbiskot Municipality-3 of Rukum West has implemented a provision that the dates of birth of the bridegroom and the bride must be mentioned on the wedding invitation card.

GULMI, Dec 29: The people's representatives from all the local levels in Gulmi district have committed to working to end child marriage in the district.

KATHMANDU, July 27: There have been instances of people marrying outside their castes against the consent of the girl’s family facing charges of kidnapping, hostage-taking, and rape. Giving its verdict on a similar case, the Supreme Court has (SC) ruled that such mariages are child marriages and not a case of abduction, hostage taking, and rape.

Doing Away with Child Marriage

April 7, 2023 07:45 am

Child marriage remains a persistent issue in Nepal, despite being illegal. The heartbreaking stories of Jadeni Budha, Rita Khadka, and Rajkala Bohora in Jumla are just a few among the many tales of misery and regret that women in our country have to face due to child marriage.

JUMLA, April 6:  The women of Jumla have now started to understand the reality that our society can become a good society only if we embrace the concept of ‘marry after twenty’.

DANG, April 5: The police have arrested three people, including teenagers, on the charge of child marriage in Dang.

​KALIKOT, March 9: Child marriage rate has decreased in Raskot Municipality, Sanni Triveni Rural Municipality and Narharinath Rural Municipality of Kalikot district in recent years. The number of child marriages has decreased compared to the past.

MANMA, Dec 6: In a bid to minimize child marriage, ward no 1 of Khandachakra Municipality in Kalikot district has announced that it would provide Rs 10,000 to the Dalit girls who get married after they become 20 year old.

JUMLA, August 17: The situation of child marriage in Jumla is alarming, according to the District Public Health Office (DPHO). Although there are no statistical records on child marriage, the situation of girls under the age of 20 who come to health facilities for pregnancy test is disturbing.

ROLPA, August 4: A study has shown that the cases of child marriage in Rolpa are very high. Out of 354 new mothers at Rolpa Hospital last year, 53 were below the age of 20. Of them, eight had to undergo surgeries to deliver their babies. Likewise, among the 167 women who underwent safe deliveries, 17 were below the age of 20.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Child marriage spiked in humanitarian crises triggered by the COVID-19 in a number of South Asian countries, mainly in Nepal and Bangladesh, says a report of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP).

PARSA, Feb 27: A groom and his father were arrested on the charge of marrying a teenage girl in Parsa.

In Zimbabwe, where girls as young as 10 are forced to marry due to poverty or traditional and religious practices, a teenage taekwondo enthusiast is using the sport to give girls in an impoverished community a fighting chance at life.

RUPANDEHI, April 19: Seventeen cases of rape have been reported to the police during the lockdown in Province 5.

No let up in child marriage: NCRC

February 5, 2020 15:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Incidents of child marriage have not decreased although many programmes for abolishing child marriage practice have been implemented in line with the National Strategy to End Child Marriage 2072.

Underage mothers regret early marriage

January 21, 2020 09:59 am

PALPA, Jan 21: Anita Gharti of Gothadi village of Palpa is just 20 but she already has two kids. The elder one is two and the younger one is just four-month-old. The marriageable age, going by the law, is 20 for both male and female. Gharti had married three years ago, when she was 17.

Daughter security becoming effective

January 12, 2020 10:18 am

JUMLA, Jan 12: The daughter security program is proving to become effective and fruitful. The initiative has been launched by the Kanka Sundari rural municipality.

BANKE, Aug 17: A campaign against child marriage and violence against women (VAW) is going on in rural settlements in Banke with the help of a courtroom drama.

RUKUM, July 17: In the last one year, 117 women and 37 men filed cases for divorce at the district court in Rukum (west). According to Judge Atmadev Joshi, the number is alarming. When couples are married at a young age, they are least likely to handle the married life smoothly, he said.

BIRENDRANAGAR, June 23: The Karnali State in the past nine months reported 116 cases of rape which is nearly a double compared to the incidences occurred in the corresponding period last year.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Nepal is one of the top 10 countries worldwide that has a prevalence of child marriage among boys, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Friday.

RUKUM, June 4: Twenty-one-year-old Sapana(name changed) of Bhume Rural Municipality in Rukum (East) got married to a boy of her own locality at the tender age of 16.

BAITADI, May 21: All six local governments in Baitadi are determined to come up with strategic plans aimed at ending child marriage in the district.

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DANG, May 19: Although the campaign against child labor and child marriage is creating waves at Tulsipur sub-metropolis in Dang district, cases of child labor and child marriage continue to be reported unabated here.

DOTI, May 14: Total 163 incidents of child marriages have occurred in Silgadhi municipality-8, Ladagada of Doti during the past three years, reveals a data.

ROLPA, May 12: Even though the number of child marriages is extensively high in Rolpa, very few cases of this ill-practice are reported to police. The government has criminalized child marriage, yet those practicing and encouraging child marriage are neither punished nor ostracized by the law enforcing agencies.

DOTI, April 22: The legal age of marriage is 20 years. But the custom of child marriage is still prevalent in the hilly districts of the Sudur Paschim province.

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DHADING, April 13: Twenty-one-year-old Sanukaanchhi Chepang of Benighat, Rorang-1, Chimang is a mother of three. She has a son and two daughters at such a young age. As she eloped and married at the age of 13, her present days are spent rearing children and carrying household chores.

JUMLA, March 30: District Police Office, Jumla last week received a complaint about forceful child marriage. According to the district police chief, DSP Sitaram Rijal, this is the first ever such complaint the office has received. Though child marriage is not uncommon in this region, never before had anyone come over to the office to officially register a case.

ROLPA, March 4: The details provided by the District Hospital, Rolpa, has raised concerns regarding the state of child marriage and women's reproductive health in the district. It has been found that the number of teenagers reaching the district hospital and other health organizations for delivery is significantly high.

OKHALDHUNGA, March 4: Tulasi Rai is a sixth grader at Niketan Secondary School of Manebhanjyang Rural Municpality-9, Madhavpur. According to the details provided to the school during her enrollment, she was born on April 18, 2006.

Child marriage high in Guthichaur

February 24, 2019 05:00 am

JUMLA, Feb 24: Manita Nepali of Guthichaur Rural Municipality-4 got married at the tender age of 16. She delivered her first child when she was eighteen years old.

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DANG, Feb 17: Temple priests of Dang district have gone out of their way to stop child marriage. They have joined their hands to eradicate under-age marriage after undergoing training on child marriage organised by Tulsipur Sub Metropolitan City as part of the aim to make the sub-metropolis child-friendly.

RUKUM, Jan 17: Banfikot Rural Municipality of Rukkum (West) has a long tradition of bidding farewell to Maghe Sankranti festival by organizing a marriage ceremony of two children from different villages.

OKHALDHUNGA, Jan 5: Police have arrested two minors in Okhaldhunga on the charge of practicing child marriage.

Respect Ruvimbo Topodzi was 15 and walking home from school in her native Zimbabwe when a 22-year-old man asked her out. She turned him down but it was too late.

JUBA, Nov 25: After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed U.N. peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide dedicated his life to eliminating the use of children as weapons of war.

Call to end child marriage

November 18, 2018 04:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Hundreds of child rights activists and students marched in Kathmandu on Saturday demanding an end to child marriage and implementation of child rights as enshrined in the constitution.