In Nepal, 40% of all girls get married in childhood, before they turn 18 years old. Chandani is determined to change that. Through a girls empowerment programme, she is supporting girls in her community to say no to marriage and advocates with parents to allow their daughters to continue their education.
The UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage works to ensure that adolescent girls at risk of, and affected by child marriage are effectively making their own informed decisions and choices regarding marriage, education and sexual and reproductive health; that relevant sectoral systems and institutions effectively respond to the needs of adolescent girls and their families; and that there is enhanced legal and political response to prevent child marriage and to support pregnant, married, divorced or widowed adolescent girls. #EndChildMarriage
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