Assignment Asia: Underaged marriages in Nepal

When you think of a person’s teenage years, what comes to mind? School? Pursuing sports, or the arts? Making #TikTok videos?

What about getting married?

Some might think teenagers are too young to wed, but in some parts of Nepal, that’s not the case. In fact, in certain communities there, it’s the norm. But this practice is robbing many young girls of an education, and sometimes, robbing them of their lives. Why are teenagers there getting married so young? And what are some of the dangers of teenage pregnancy? Barnaby Lo investigates.

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