KATHMANDU, April 10: Ganga of Sindhupalchowk got married at the age of 14. Her husband was very cruel. He used to beat her and have forceful sex. Raising voice against it was not possible, as her in-laws would not heed to her voice. At a very tender age, Ganga became a serious victim of sexual and domestic violence, she says.

BAITADI, July 15: With no employment opportunities at home, number of youths heading abroad for employment has been steadily rising in Baitadi district. According to Padam Raj Bhatta, an official at the District Administration Office (DAO), over 2000 youths went abroad during the last fiscal year. Bhatta said that the numbers reflected a spike in the numbers compared to the trend in the past.