Programmes were organized to raise awareness on the child rights, advocate for the implementation of laws that prohibit and prevent child, early and forced marriages.
The statistics show that
third in south Asian countries in terms of child marriage. As per the Nepal's legal
provisions, persons reaching 20 years are considered marriageable.
Moreover, still 29 per cent marriages are recorded as the early and enforced marriages. Although
adopted the National Strategic Plan last year has aimed at eradicating early
marriage by 2030, its materialization process is yet to begin.
Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare annually organizes such awareness programmes across the country, said Under Secretary at the Ministry Dr Kiran Rupakheti.