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Nepal Enacts Legislation to Protect Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes Nepal's official enactment of the “Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, 2018” (RH Act). The act has been endorsed by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal, [...]

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Nepal Acknowledges Urgent Need to Eliminate Child Marriage and Violence Against Women and Girls at the Human Rights Council

Nepal Acknowledges Urgent Need to Eliminate Child Marriage and Violence Against Women and Girls at Human Rights Council (PRESS RELEASE) Nepal accepted recommendations from three countries to expedite the elimination of child marriage and effectively [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Fighting for Girlhood

Fighting for Girlhood Child marriage violates the rights of millions across the world each year. But the UN just took notable steps to end its ravages. At age 15, Gita should have been cramming for [...]

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Retrial Begins for Nepalese Migrant Worker Wrongfully Accused of Obtaining Illegal Abortion

Retrial Begins for Nepalese Migrant Worker Wrongfully Accused of Obtaining Illegal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) The retrial of Nirmala Thapa, a 24-year old Nepalese migrant worker who was arrested alongside her doctor in a clinic raid [...]

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Ending Child Marriage

Ending Child Marriage A first-ever international appeal aims to end child marriage in South Asia “I was turned into someone’s wife before I knew what it meant to me,” remembers Rahar Maya Biswokarma, a Nepalese [...]

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Government of Nepal Hosts Convening on Ending Child Marriage with South Asian Governments

Government of Nepal Hosts Convening on Ending Child Marriage with South Asian Governments (PRESS RELEASE) With 130 million South Asian girls expected to be forced into early marriage by 2030, the government of Nepal is [...]

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Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Melissa Upreti Twenty-five thousand children worldwide, most of whom are girls, are married every day.  While many countries have laws that clearly [...]

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Combatting Child Marriage

Combatting Child Marriage The numbers are disturbing. According to a recent UNICEF study, one in nine girls in the developing world will marry before age 15, one in three will marry before 18. Some are [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights, National Women Commission and Forum for Women, Law and Development Convene Discussion on Child Marriage in Nepal

Center for Reproductive Rights, National Women Commission and Forum for Women, Law and Development Convene Discussion on (PRESS RELEASE) Lawyers, policymakers, reproductive health, women’s and child rights advocates gathered today in Kathmandu to discuss the [...]

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UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage

UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage For the first time in history, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution dedicated to ending the blight of child marriage. Over 100 countries co-sponsored [...]

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Child Marriage in South Asia: Stop the Impunity (Press Release)

Child Marriage in South Asia: Stop the Impunity Center for Reproductive Rights Details Human Rights Violations Against Girls and Women Stemming From Child Marriage (PRESS RELEASE) Despite international and local laws clearly condemning child marriage, [...]

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Childhood Discarded

A new report calls on the governments in South Asia to stop the human rights crisis that is child marriage. At a time when girls in many countries are thinking about their math homework or [...]

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Contraceptive Access Case Filed In Supreme Court of Nepal

Contraceptive Access Case Filed In Supreme Court of Nepal Last month, the first case to be developed by the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) was filed in the [...]

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