Early & forced marriage in Nepal

Date: 15 November 2012

Early and forced marriage has terrible consequences for girls and young women.

This film follows the story of Ashmita in Nepal, who is a survivor of child marriage and forced to give up her education at a very young age.

In Nepal, the Civil Code of 1963 fixed the legal age for marriage of girls at 16 and made polygamy and child marriage illegal. However, early and forced marriage continues and the lack of implementing this law increases the vulnerability of girls from the poorest communities.