Ending Child Marriage in Nepal

No. of pages: 8

Publication date: September 2017

Author: UNFPA & UNICEF

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Nepal has one of the highest rates of child marriage in Asia – for both girls and boys. Although the legal age of unions for both sexes is 20, more than a third of young women aged 20-24 report that they were married by the age of 18, and just over one in ten by 15. Nepali boys are among the most likely in the world to be child grooms. More than one in ten is married before they reach 18. UNFPA and UNICEF are working together to help end child marriage in Nepal. This publication is a communication material related to the joint programme.