» 03/19/2016, 09.54
Nepal, taken from school and given in marriage: the plight of child brides
Although against the law, the practice of child brides for dowries is still widespread in the country. Educated girls cost greater sums of money because they must marry a higher-ranking man. To spend less, thousands of poor families withdraw their daughters from the schools. Activist: "It 'a chronic problem."
Young Nepali mother sets herself on fire after the birth of a third daughter
The tragedy took place yesterday in the district of Nwalparasi (Lumbini Region, southern Nepal). Kisun Naue was only 26 years old. The young woman comitted suicide for fear of the family reaction and judgment of the local population.
Nepal, civil society and religions against kidnapping of child brides
In the western districts forced marriages are still widespread: During special "festivals", young men choose the most beautiful girls and kidnap them, forcing them to marry. In Nepal, this practice is illegal, but the silence of the people prolongs this tradition. Girls as young as 11 among victims.
11/10/2016 12:56:00 INDIA
Indian Salesian: A "Children's parliament" to avoid the phenomenon of child brides
Today we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. According to UNICEF, 700 million girls are married in childhood. Another report said that every seven seconds a minor is forced to marry a much older man. "Betting on education. Forming children aware of their rights ".
06/12/2016 13:00:00 BANGLADESH
Lost childhood and education: Child marriages in Bangladesh
Poverty and traditional Islamic culture are the main causes. 55% of brides are under 18 years of age; 18% under 15. A new law would allow the wedding in "special circumstances" to save the honor of the girls. Three stories of child marriages.
10/03/2017 12:51:00 PAKISTAN
Catholic activists: Educational emergency in Pakistan, 22.6 million children are out of school
On March 8 the ESL study was presented. In the country 44% of children between six and 16 years have no access to education, while the illiteracy rate is 59.98%. The funds for schools are limited, as opposed to those destined to military spending. The teaching of the Koran is required. Activist: "Children must go to school and not to work at home."
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