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Nepal Hosts Its First Girl Summit To End Child, Early And Forced Marriage
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On Wednesday March 23rd Nepal hosted its first ever Girl Summit as part of its commitment, following the 2014 London Girl Summit, to end child marriage by 2030 . The event was opened by lighting a traditional lamp by Rt. Honourable President Bidhya Devi Bhandari with His Royal Highness Prince Harry of the United Kingdom looking on. It brought together young people, community members, activists, religious leaders, government officials, diplomats, UN and civil society to accelerate momentum in ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage. The one-day Girl Summit hosted by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWSCW), with technical and financial support provided by DFID and UNICEF, was a culmination of weeks of preparations. District Level Consultations for the event began on March 3rd in 15 districts of Nepal, and brought together girls and boys and to discuss challenges and solutions for eradicating child marriage in Nepal and creating the conditions for every girl to reach her full potential. Interactions between these adolescents and community leaders were also held in these 15 districts, which provided additional platform for adolescent girls and boys to voice their issues.
UKAID, GoN, UNICEF ,   (2016 )
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 UNICEF : Children Fund
08.01.00  -  Population Dynamics
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