Child brides risk their lives in Nepal

The lives of young girls are put at risk when large dowries are demanded by families.

    Early marriages are common in many parts of Nepal. But, as each month brings reports of murders and brides being thrown onto the streets, child rights activists say the lives of young girls are being put in danger - particularly when families argue over dowries paid by a bride's family to the groom's.

    Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Siraha district, on the threats faced by child brides.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Musta'ribeen, Israel's agents who pose as Palestinians

    Who are the Israeli agents posing as Palestinians?

    Musta'ribeen are an elite Israeli undercover unit that disguises themselves as Arabs or Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

     How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    100 years since Balfour's "promise", Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed.