NEPAL’S FIRST PRESIDENT CELEBRATES EFFORTS TO END CHILD MARRIAGE THIS NEPALI NEW YEAR

April 26, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

NEPAL’S FIRST PRESIDENT CELEBRATES EFFORTS TO END CHILD MARRIAGE THIS NEPALI NEW YEAR

See original/source content: https://www.populationmedia.org/2016/04/15/nepals-first-president-celebrates-efforts-to-end-child-marriage-this-nepali-new-year/

As people gathered to celebrate the Nepali New Year, the former Nepali president was celebrating two new dramas designed to help stop child marriage. Population Media Center, a nonprofit that works on health and human rights issues globally, entertains audiences with gripping storylines and characters that role model different choices. The child marriage component of this new entertainment-oriented programming has particular relevance to the former president – he was married at age 14.
“I was married at 14. My wife was 12,” said Right Honorable Former President Ram Baran Yadav who became Nepal’s first President after declaration of a republic in 2008 and remained in the position till October 2015. “But that was 60 years ago. The situation on child marriage is almost the same as it was before, especially in Madhesh where I come from. Things need to change.”

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