Dalit Girls in Kanakpur
Girls in the Dalit community of Kanakpur Village, located in Madhupatti VDC, Saptari District, which is one of the village communities in which WRRP implements its programs through its field team WRRP-Lahan, are married off extremely early, sometimes as young as 7 or 8 years old.
'Women are discriminated against throughout their whole life cycle - from birth until death. Girls' basic needs - including nutrition, health care, and education - are often neglected. They are subject to early marriage, early pregnancies, frequent child bearing, and heavy workloads.' - WRRP website.
Photo credit: Heather Webb, 2012 Advocacy Project Peace Fellow, WRRP, Nepal.