Ending child, early and forced marriage in Nepal
Nepal has the third highest rate of working to end the practice alongside girls, their communities and power holders at all levels.
Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978 helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to survival, protection and participation.
At present, we run programmes in 11 districts, working through partners.
Nepal remains a highly patriarchal society and minority groups are especially vulnerable. Girls’ and women’s access to social, economic, and political power is limited and they are subject to harmful social norms and practices.
In rural areas, 43% of girls marry before 18 and 1.6 million children are out of school across the country. In addition, school enrolment for girls decreases at secondary school and children with disabilities lack affordable health services.
Our priorities include:
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