UNFPA encourages Nepalese families to delay girls' marriages

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Girls in Nepal

Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young.

Pat Duffy tells the story of a young woman, Bihay Laxmi, who was married before she reached puberty.

This report was prepared by William Ryan for the United Nations.

Duration:3’19″

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