But it is time for action. There were two or three proposals. Babita Tharu had an arranged marriage at age 13 to a year-old man, and they had a child within a year. This is the first time he worked overseas. May 15, Dispatches. Sometimes the choice of a child bride is explicitly about ensuring virginity of the bride. Some of them left school because of this.
When rumors spread about a pair being in a relationship—particularly if the relationship is rumored to be sexual—girls and boys often feel they have no choice but to marry immediately.
“Our Time to Sing and Play”
Globally, there has been increasing attention in recent years to the need to end child marriage. She thinks her husband is about ten years older than her. Era Shrestha played a crucial role in helping to design and plan the research as well as interpreting. The [female community health volunteer] lives far away and the nearest health post is a one hour walk. When girls do attend school, they are at increased risk of dropping out as they reach adolescence. A decade-long Maoist insurgency from to sought, in part, to end entrenched feudal practices. I eloped and he brought me to his house.