Anna

by Anna Tomasulo

Half of all girls in Nepal marry before they are ready. Marriage at a young age affects every aspect of a girl’s life. Interviews with young brides, their husbands, parents, in-laws and neighbors provide and intimate look at the practice of child marriage in Nepal. Furthermore, the report explores the financial and social reasons why parents marry their children off when they are young. The full reports looks into what efforts have been successful, and why more work must be done.

Related Link: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/nepal-child-marriage-tradition-government-education-economy