Prevention of Early Marriage





History Logs

Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: Nepal

Location: Dolakha

Total Budget: $44,142

Area of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention

Nepal is a socio-culturally diverse country, with different castes, ethnicities, religions, and geographical areas. As a consequence of these diversities, Nepali people adopt a diverse set of rituals and practices that have both positive and negative consequences. Early marriage is an example of a practice with negative consequences. In fact, the practice of early marriage is a traditional practice that is more widespread amongst less advanced communities and this practice invariably affects the physical, intellectual, psychological, emotional, and educational aspects of those individuals who are engaged in the early marital practices .

In Nepal , marriage before the age of 20 is considered to be child marriage. But in rural areas still marriage before 16 is common. In some communities, child marriage is a customary, socially established practices that has been carried on for generation.

Dolakha District, a part of Bagmati Province, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Charikot as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,191 km2 (846 sq mi) and had a population of 204,229 in 2001 and 186,557 in 2011.

Three Municipalities have more child marriage and young bride in Dolakha District

Bhimeswor Municipality : Ward no 2 & 5 (4767 Population as per 2011 Census)

Kalinchowk Rural Municipality : Ward no 1-9 (22,954 Population as per 2011 Census)

Bigu Rural Municipality : Ward 1-8 (18,449 Population as per 2011 Census)

The Government of Nepal recently endorsed a new National Strategy on Ending Child Marriage and has set the legal age of marriage at 20 to discourage early marriages. Based upon the need assessment and government national strategy following will be intervention program to mitigate the early marriage .

Empowering adolescent girls

Improving adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health

Mobilizing communities

Project funds will be used in following activities

1.School Awareness Program

2.Community Awareness Program

3.Radio Program

4.Awareness Hoarding Board

5.Meeting with different stakeholder

6.Information Brochure

7.Reporductive health with free washable sanitary pad

8.Counselling to the parent

Primary Host Partner

District: 3292

Rotary Club of: Dhulikhel

Primary Contact: Daya Laxmi Karmacharya

Email: karmacharyadaya2@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

We are looking for a Club partner. Click here to pledge support for this project. Recording a pledge will make you the Primary International Partner for this project.

Project Status

Need $42,142
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged".
Click here to pledge support for this project.

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Dhulikhel (3292)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Daya Laxmi Karmacharya

System Entry: Creation of project page.

© 2010 Philippe Lamoise - Website design by Philippe Lamoise, D2G Online