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Child marriage driving up maternal and newborn deaths: Report : Teenage pregnancy is highest in Karnali Province, at 21 percent, followed by Madhesh Province, at 20 percent, Koshi and Gandaki Province, at 13 percent, and Lumbini Province, at 10 percent, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/06/2024)

Collective commitment to prevent child marriage in Madhes (rn 05/04/2024)

Child serving time for mother's mistake in overcrowded Kalikot Jail (rep 14/03/2024)

Child marriage, teen pregnancy exacting heavy toll on Bajura girls : Efforts to curb child marriage ineffective due to deep-rooted traditions, local officials say, by Arjun Shah (kp 06/01/2024)

21 percent of pregnant women in Karnali are children, by Govinda KC (rep 31/12/2023)

Local levels pledge to end child marriage in Gulmi (rep 29/12/2023)

Don’t be cruel : With the mindset of seeing daughters as a burden, child marriage is hard to do away with (kp 22/12/2023)

Active efforts to reduce child marriages in Sinja, by Netra Shahi (rn 19/12/2023), Local units in Jumla’s Sinja ramp up efforts to curb child marriage : Faced with a staggering prevalence of child marriages, three local units have teamed up to tackle the issue, by DB Budha (kp 20/12/2023)

Number of street children decreasing lately (kh 15/12/2023)

What are legal measures in place to ensure child protection in Nepal? (rep 20/11/2023)

Making Nepali media child friendly : Newsrooms must uphold strong editorial practices that promote children’s issues, by Ayush Joshi and Arun Rai (kp 03/11/2023)

7 million students deprived of right to education, by Bal Krishna Sah (ht 22/09/2023), Mind children's right as you fight for yours, teachers told (ht 22/09/2023)

Religious leaders, priests and faith healers mobilised to end child marriage in Kalikot : Although Nepal abolished child marriage in 1963, the practice is still rampant, especially in rural parts of the country, by Tularam Pandey (kp 17/09/2023)

Birth registration pending for 26,000 children in Karnali (kh 16/09/2023) [This means denial of children's basic rights!]

Juvenile delinquency: Legal and practical gaps : Some children are held for crimes they did not even commit, and they do not know how to get out, by Shailu Sharma and Sadikshya Nepal (kp 15/09/2023)

Constitution has ensured children’s right as fundamental (kh 15/09/2023)

Harrowing reality of online exploitation among children (ae 31/08/2023), Children at risk of sexual misbehavior through internet: Study (ae 31/08/2023)

Divorce rate rising in Salyan where child marriage continues unabated : Lack of awareness, mentorship and financial constraints contribute to early marriages leading to divorces, say experts, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 22/08/2023)

Climate change adds to children’s woes : Climate-induced disasters hinder their access to health, education, nutrition and protection, by Richa Gurung (kp 28/07/2023)

Child labor goes unchecked despite laws (kh 07/07/2023)

Schools and LGBTQI+ children : The heteronormative school culture disregards the rights and well-being of children, by Saroj KC and Ayush Joshi (kp 03/07/2023)

Child labor situation in Nepal: challenges and ways forward, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 27/06/2023)

WVIN has been collaborating with all three tiers of govt in the sphere of child welfare, interview with Roslyn H Gabriel, National Director for World Vision International Nepal (ht 10/06/2023)

Nepal not doing enough to tackle online child abuse : According to police cyber bureau, 110 cases of sexual abuse against children were reported in the past 11 months, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/06/2023)

How local governments can safeguard children’s rights : It is the duty of the local governments to create trustworthy functional mechanisms so that children facing abuse can report without any fear, by Helina Rai (nlt 16/05/2023)

Children from Karnali families are falling prey to fraudulent foster homes : Nearly a hundred children from Karnali are rescued from children’s homes in various cities every year, says activist, by Tularam Pandey (kp 29/04/2023), Get them out of there : It is vital to address the root cause behind why children are forced to languish in shady care homes (kp 04/05/2023)

NCRC asks child homes to acquire permission (kh 26/04/2023)

Child homes are far from trafficker-proof, by Ajabi Poudel (ae 12/04/2023)

‘Every child has the right to survive, learn and be protected' : ‘As the Country Director for Save the Children Nepal and Bhutan, I aspire to do something meaningful for the children, and try to always remember the humanity that inspired me to join the non-profit sector.’, interview with Heather Campbell, Country Director, Save the Children (nlt 02/04/2023)

What will it take to end child marriage?, by Anushka Nepal (ae 23/03/2023)

Status of South Asian Children, by Rajeeb Shrestha (rep 23/03/2023)

Social Workers in Juvenile Justice system of Nepal, by Biswash Chepang (kh 21/03/2023)

Child protection in Nepal: Majority of local governments fail to take child rights measures : Out of the total 753 local levels, only 238 have formed a Child Rights Committee, and 246 have deployed a Child Welfare Officer (nlt 20/03/2023)

CLARISSA research reveals pathways to, abuse and exploitation faced by children in the worst forms of child labor : The life stories of the research reveal different abusive and exploitative practices, including harassment and bullying, against children in child labor in the adult entertainment sector by both customers and employers (nlt 14/03/2023)

The devastating effects of child marriage, by Anushka Nepal (ae 09/03/2023)

Child marriage; still prevalent and on the rise, by Anushka Nepal (ae 02/03/2023)

The price of not having a place to play, by Cilla Khatry and Anushka Nepal (ae 23/02/2023)

Orientation to religious leaders to check child marriage (kh 05/02/2023)

If children with disabilities aren’t educated, they won’t be able to participate in society : ‘When we work in inclusive education we have to target the government, the children, the teachers and also the communities’, interview with Pauline Nadim Ducos, Regional Director, Humanity & Inclusion (nlt 24/01/2023)

Children suffer in Nepal’s orphanages, by Anushka Nepal (ae 30/12/2022)

Too young to marry : More effort is needed to raise awareness and educate young men, women and parents (kp 21/12/2022)

Early marriage traps disadvantaged girls in poverty cycle : A multisectoral approach is needed to understand and eradicate this multifaceted social evil, say experts, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/12/2022)

Over 9 percent CCHs in three provinces not complying rules and standards: Study (kh 03/11/2022)

The government should expand child grants : With 40 percent of the population under 18 in Nepal, investing in children is more important than ever, by Meenakshi Ganguly and Lena Simet (kp 23/10/2022)

In Myagdi, child marriages continue despite multi-million rupee campaigns : According to district health authority, nearly 20 percent of pregnancies reported over the last year were underage, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 02/09/2022)

Halesi Tuwachung municipality launches girl mobilization program to stop child marriage (kh 08/07/2022)

The woman who gives a new lease of life to children of the incarcerated : In the last two decades, Indira Ranamagar’s organisation PA Nepal has provided more than 2,000 children of incarcerated parents with a safe environment to grow up in, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 05/07/2022)

Marginalized since birth : Despite legal provisions, the births of many Dalit children in the Madhes are not registered, mostly due to a lack of documentation on the part of the parents, by Rajendra Senchurey and Smriti Kafle (rec 28/06/2022)

Stakeholders demand coordinated actions to eliminate child labor : Elimination of the all forms of child labor is our national commitment. We all need to work toward achieving that goal: Stakeholders (with video) (nlt 19/06/2022)

“First we need to understand the underlying factors that push children to the worst form of child labor”,interview with Sudarshan Neupane, Head of Tdh Nepal Country Office (nlt 12/06/2022)

New children's regulation seeks to promote child rights (ht 08/06/2022), New regulation sets further criteria for child care homes (ht 12/06/2022)

Parties widely used children in campaigns as poll body remained ineffective : Poll body failed to crack down on parties and stood as a mere spectator, observers say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/05/2022)

Growing up in a hyper-connected world : Many parents are increasingly worried by their children’s overuse of digital devices. Experts suggest setting limits to screen time, by Aarati Baral (kp 11/05/2022)

Birth certificates mandatory to tie the knot in Chandannath Temple : The temple made the decision following complaints that a large number of child marriages take place in the shrine, by DB Budha (kp 03/05/2022)

Legally unmarried, socially married : In Karnali, early marriages, driven by a host of factors, are rampant, which have multiple consequences, especially on girls, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 02/04/2022)

Child care homes operating without meeting criteria to be penalised (ht 12/03/2022)

Thami children deprived of education : Many girls and boys from the Thami community in Doramba Shailung and Khadadevi rural municipalities district marry in their early teens, by Santosh Dhungel (ae 10/03/2022)

Forgotten children : Woes of migrant women, by Mausam Shah Nepali (ht 09/03/2022)

Child marriage unabated, thanks to ignorance of legal provisions (ht 04/03/2022)

Police Stops Nine Child Marriages In Dhanusha, by Dhirendra Prasad Sah (rn 01/03/2022)

104 child workers at two wards of Melamchi alone (kh 17/02/2022)

Climate change as a driver of child marriage, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 15/02/2022)

Still 1.1 million children are engaged in labour in Nepal (kh 11/02/2022)

Child labor declining in carpet and garment industries: Study (rep 25/01/2022)

Children without father or born through second marriages deprived of birth registration : Many children are stateless as they are unable to get citizenship certificates due to lack of birth registration documents issued by ward office, by Amrita Anmol (kp 18/01/2022) [How can a state that calls itself a democratic constitutional state deny citizenship to children because their parents were not legally married to each other? This is a serious violation of international law!]

UNICEF calls for urgent action to help children facing disproportionate impact of COVID-19 (rep 10/12/2021)

‘Every child deserves to be raised in a safe and loving environment’  : ECEC Nepal conducts a network meeting to discuss child development and parenting in Nepal (kp 06/12/2021)

Teenage elopement widespread in Kalikot : As many as 169 incidents of child marriage were reported in Tilgupha Municipality and Shubhakalika Rural Municipality last year, by Tularam Pandey (kp 18/11/2021)

Tilottama in Rupandehi to be declared a children-friendly municipality (kh 15/11/2021)

How the climate crisis adds to child marriage in Nepal : As harvests fail due to drought and floods, girls from marginalised families are forced to marry earlier to escape poverty, by Sonam Lama (nt 12/11/2021)

Report finds child labor rife among informal, small businesses : New campaign calls for governments and international agencies to focus on tackling the worst forms of child labor found in thousands of small, informal businesses (nlt 11/11/2021)

Govt approves Online Child Protection Procedure (ht 27/10/2021)

Climate crises affecting children’s learning and protection (kh 08/10/2021)

The pandemic has further increased Nepali children’s vulnerability to forced labor and trafficking : In a recent incident, a total of 12 Nepali children who left for work to India after pandemic canceled classes were rescued by human rights organizations, by Rishav Sapkota (nlt 06/10/2021)

Musahar children can’t enrol in schools for lack of birth certificates : Child marriage, which is illegal in Nepal, is still common in the community leading to unregistered births of children from underage marriages, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 25/09/2021) [Every child living in Nepal has a right to unhindered school attendance! What does this have to do with birth documents denied out of narrow-minded and partly patriarchal ways of thinking?]

Child marriage cases up by 31.25pc (ht 15/09/2021)

Pledge to reduce child marriage (ht 22/08/2021)

Frightening effect of child marriage in Jumla: 860 young girls got pregnant last year, by DB Budha (rep 17/08/2021)

Child marriage rises in Rolpa despite legal prohibition (rep 04/08/2021)

Nine children rescued and reunited with their families (kh 05/07/2021)

Child marriage negated in Doti (kh 13/06/2021)

Let our children thrive : We should act to ensure that children are not robbed of their childhood and dreams , by Narayan Bhattarai and Shiva Shanker Dangol (kp 13/06/2021)

COVID-19 pandemic threatens progress made by Nepal to reduce child labor (rep 11/06/2021) [see report by UNICEF and ILO]

Malnourished children deprived of care as nutritional rehabs are converted into isolation facilities : Doctors warn child and infant mortality will increase, and years of effort and investment  in reducing child mortality will go to waste, if the issue is continuously ignored, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/06/2021)

Time to end the unacceptable: Together we can end child labour, by Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa (ht 31/05/2021)

Covid-19 fuelling child labour in Nepal, a new Human Rights Watch report says : With little support from the government, children have been forced to work for long gruelling hours for low pay (kp 26/05/2021) [HRW report “I Must Work to Eat” - Covid-19, Poverty, and Child labor in Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda]

1.1 million child labourers in the country: Report; 3.3 per cent of child labourers in urban areas involved in hazardous work (ht 30/04/2021) {see report]

Street Drama Staged To Control Child Marriage (rn 17/04/2021)

Child marriage rampant in far-flung Bajura (ht 11/04/2021)

Parliamentary panel endorses research report on Nepal Bal Sangathan (ht 08/04/2021)

Early marriage and teen pregnancy rampant in Karnali Province : According to the Ministry of Social Development, 41,000 teenage girls got married in Karnali in the last three years, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 07/04/2021)

Laws are not enough : We risk reversing years of hard-earned progress toward keeping children, especially girls, in school (kp 17/03/2021)

2,219 of 2,729 missing children found, reintegrated with family (ht 17/03/2021)

In Kalikot district, incidents of child marriage are still rampant169 incidents of child marriage were reported in two local units of the district in 2020, by Tularam Pandey (kp 16/03/2021)

Children becoming victims of sexual exploitation due to internet misuse (ht 11/02/2021)

Children in stress due to parent’s dispute, by Sabina Karki (kh 11/02/2021)

Forced labour, bonded labour and child labour prevalent in country’s brick kilns sector, new report says : Organisations call for concerted efforts by all key stakeholders–government, industry employers and workers–to work for a decent work agenda in the country’s brick production industry (kp 29/01/2021) [see UNICEF report], Forced, bonded, child labour thrives in brick kiln sector, report says : Organisations call for efforts by government, industry employers and workers to strive for a decent work agenda in the country’s brick production industry (kp 30/01/2021)

Lost and never found: Hundreds of children, more girls than boys, go missing every year The majority of children who go missing are eventually found but stakeholders  fear all those who go missing are vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/01/2021)

Bajura local government seeks religious leaders’ help to stop child marriage, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 08/01/2021)

Child labour free zone proposals sought from local bodies (ht 06/01/2021)

Expedite action against child labour: MoFAGA (ht 25/12/2020)

Nepal child marriages spike during pandemic : Faced with the economic fallout of the pandemic, under-age marriages have increased, by Marty Logan and Shraddha Shree Maharjan (nt 25/12/2020)

‘Living Goddess’ post vacant in Nepal’s Bhaktapur, by Ishwor Kaji Khaiju (ae 25/12/2020)

Bridegroom, relatives held for child marriage (ht 17/12/2020)

Ignored, ergo ignorant: Without intervention, the plight continues, by Durga Innani (ht 07/12/2020)

Prevent child abuse : It’s hard to gauge the magnitude of the paedophilia problem but is said to have increased after the 2015 earthquake (ht 03/12/2020)

World Children’s Day : Reflecting on its meaning, by Simone Galimberti (ht 23/11/2020)

574 street-children rescued since 2016 (kh 22/11/2020)

NHRC calls for protection of child rights (kh 21/11/2020)

Nepal to be declared free of street children in current fiscal year: Minister Shrestha (kh 21/11/2020)

24 children rescued from India (rep 21/10/2020)

Eleven children rescued from children’s home in Kathmandu (kh 21/10/2020)

Child marriage: Time to reverse the trend, by by Bjorn Andersson and Jean Gough (ht 12/10/2020)

COVID-19 pushes more children into poverty (ht 25/09/2020)

Online classes come at the cost of eye problems for studentsDoctors fear the risk of myopia, and predict that visits to doctors with eye complaints  will soar in the coming days as restrictions on movement loosen, by Samiksha Baral (kp 18/09/2020)

Government deadline for total literacy likely to be pushed yet again : Since 2008-09, nearly Rs 12 billion has been spent on several  literacy campaigns, yet 24 districts are still not fully literate, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/09/2020)

Licence of child care home seized (ht 07/08/2020)

Amend laws related to children: Panel (ht 05/08/2020)

Children are collateral damage in Nepal lockdown: Four months of lockdown has killed many more children than the disease it was supposed to control. by Sonia Awale (nt 24/07/2020)

Children deprived of secondary-level education in a Madi settlement: The nearest secondary level school is about a two hours’ walk away, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 12/07/2020)

Urgent action needed to safeguard millions of children’s future, says UNICEF (ht 25/06/2020)

Children from low-income working class families can't join online classes: Schools and colleges across the country are rolling out online classes, but those without the means to get a computer or an internet connection are being left out, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/06/2020) [We are talking about the overwhelming majority of Nepalese school children!]

Malnourished children at risk as nutrition centres are requisitioned for Covid-19 care: The country will have more deaths from malnutrition if the issue is ignored, nutrition experts have warned, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/06/2020)

As Covid-19 continues to weaken the health system, an estimated 4,000 children could die in Nepal in the next six months, UN agency warns: UNICEF says it fears that without urgent action, the number of children dying before their fifth birthdays is going to increase for the first time in decades (kp 14/05/2020)

Five held for using street kids to steal (ht 12/05/2020)

In Butwal, juvenile delinquents are compelled to stay at a crowded correctional facility without proper means: As a result of the overcrowding, many suffer from skin-related diseases, by Amrita Anmol (kp 22/03/2020)

Pragmatics Of Ending Orphanages, by Umesh Raj Regmi (rn 13/03/2020)

Despite campaigns and government policies, child marriage is still prevalent in Makwanpur: The Bagmati Provincial Government has plans to eradicate child marriage by early 2022, but numbers are not all too encouraging, by Pratap Bista  (kp 07/03/2020)

Nepal’s baby export, by Akash Chhetri (kp nt 21/02/2020)

Unable to trust adults, rescued children end up back on the streets: While on the streets, children are often physically and sexually abused and end up addicted to drugs, which can cause them to relapse once rescued, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 04/02/2020)), Mean streets: Make sure that the children enjoy their rights in practice (kp 05/02/2020)

Early marriages common in Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 04/02/2020)

More kids in child care homes: Number of needy children is on the rise while the number of care homes remains constant (ht 03/02/2020)

Children at high risk of sexual exploitation in Nepal: Report (ht 02/02/2020) [see ECPAT International report]

Government drafts action plan to eliminate child labour: Many children have been found to be employed in informal sectorsr (ht 01/02/2020)

Underage mothers regret early marriage, by Mukti Narayan Neupane (rep 21/01/2020)

In Salyan, it’s now mandatory for wedding cards to include age of bride and groom: The move is aimed to control child marriages in the district, according to Salyan’s District Police Office, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 20/01/2020)

Puppy love marriages destroying young lives (ht 17/01/2020)

Child marriage, child labour still remain major challenges in Rolpa: The local level had made efforts from running awareness campaigns to introducing mid-day meals in government schools in a bid to ensure child rights, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 13/01/2010)

Government rescues hundreds of children every year but does little for their care: Children are usually put up in transit homes before they are either handed over to other shelters or their families, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/01/2020)

Children left behind are the hidden costs of labour migration: Labour migration leads to transnational families which are often dysfunctional, causing adverse psychological impacts on children and adolescents at home, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 07/01/2020)

Child marriages continue unabated (ht 04/01/2020)

Child marriage continues unabated in Dang: Activists advocating against child marriage say most children succumb to family pressure and there’s no help forthcoming from authorities (kp 02/01/2020)

Probe panel formed to look into activities of children’s homes (ht 01/01/2020)

A rural municipality in Salyan launches campaign against child marriage: The campaign is being launched in view of the increasing incidents of child marriage across the district, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 20/12/2019)

‘Big sisters’ work to rescue Nepali child brides (ht 13/12/2019)

Pact to enhance quality of services for kids inked (ht 07/12/2019)

Children feature most in media coverage on human trafficking (ht 05/12/2019))

Sanibheri Municipality takes strict measures to curb child marriage: Underage couples and their guardians will be barred from receiving government services and facilities, by Hari Gautam (kp 28/11/2019)

Govt takes big stride to abolish child labour in local levels (ht 27/11/2019)

Child rights march: Partnership for progress, by Janes Immanuel Ginting and Pratistha Koirala (ht 26/11/2019)

Number of missing girls two times more than boys: Report (ht 21/11/2019), Cases of missing children on the rise in Nepal (rep 21/11/2019)

Nepal reaffirms commitment to eliminating forced labour, human trafficking and child labour: Nepal’s objectives are in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/11/2019)

Reimagining the peace pact: Some aspects of the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement need to be revived and updated, by Mohna Ansari (kp 19/11/2019)

Children at juvenile reform centre living in poor condition: The facility in Thanabharyang, Hetauda, lacks teachers, rooms and toilets, among others, by Pratap Bista (kp 21/11/2019)

Child marriage cases on the rise but police complaints scarce, say child activists: According to a recent survey, 46.9 percent of total marriages in the country are still child marriages, by Durgalal KC (kp 21/11/2019)

Every child in Nepal has the right to a happy childhood: Although Nepal has made strides in the past 30 years in securing children’s rights, much remains to be done, by Elke Wisch and Veronica Cody (kp 20/11/2019)

Under the guise of humanitarian aid, high-profile paedophiles are abusing Nepali children: Loose laws, illiteracy and poverty, along with an unsuspicious welcome of foreigners, have turned Nepal into a haven for Western paedophiles, by Janakraj Sapkota (kp 16/11/2019), Predators on the prowl: Child molesters often enter gullible poor countries as aid workers (kp 18/11/2019)

Children of daily wage earners face abuse (ht 15/11/2019)

Priests to check birth registration and citizenship certificates of brides and grooms prior to solemnising their weddings: The priests will work with the local government, police, women’s groups, child clubs and students to end child marriage in Rukum (West), by Hari Gautam (kp 10/11/2019)

Aiming for a better future, by prioritising the young: Nepal has no idea how to prepare its children for the future. But it needs to learn before it is too late, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 05/11/2019)

Child marriage on rise, young mothers regret early marriage, by Manju Upreti (rep 17/10/2019)

Ignorance and poverty driving parents in Humla to send their children to children’s homes in Capital: 40 children were rescued from several children’s homes in Kathmandu and handed over to their families in Humla in the past three months, by Chhapal Lama (kp 03/10/2019)

Authorities rescue children from different childcare homes in poor conditions: The majority of the rescued children are from Karnali zone, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/09/2019)

Beauty pageants for children: Exploitation or harmless entertainment? Such beauty pageants are slowly gaining momentum in Nepal, but what purpose these events serve is yet to be decided, by Arjun Bhattarai (kp 26/09/2019)

Child labour still prevalent in Pokhara: Nearly 400 children were employed as workers in Pokhara in the last fiscal year 2018/19, data shows, by Bina Thapa (kp 25/09/2019)

Around 1,600 children deprived of citizenship: Lack of citizenship certificates has put the lives of many youths on hold in Nawalparasi (West), by Nabin Paudel (kp 24/09/2019)

Alternatives to corporal punishment is even more effective, by David Kainee (rep 16/09/2019)

Violence against children on the rise, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 16/09/2019)

Nine minors rescued from a children’s home in Bafal, three arrested: The children were living in dismal conditions, surviving only on rice and salt, authorities say, by Shuvam Dhungana and Bhrikuti Rai (kp 22/08/2019)

Head of Bal Mandir, nation’s oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking: The director of the organisation has been accused of abetting a British national in unlawfully procuring a Nepali child and assisting in obtaining fraudulent documents to claim the baby, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 16/08/2019)

Bill proposed to end child labour in informal sector (ht 14/08/2019)

She eloped when she was 16. Now she’s serving time for child marriage: The law on child marriage is so vague, it often ends up criminalising victims rather than perpetrators, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 12/08/2019)

Child marriage still prevalent in areas declared child friendly in Sudurpaschim: Fourteen girls under the age of 20 became mothers in the area in the last three years, health workers say, by Tripti Shahi (kp 31/07/2019)

Incidents of child marriage on the rise (ht 30/07/2019)

Early marriage rampant in a village in Mugu, despite being declared child marriage-free four years ago: Mothers as young as 16 struggle to build a comfortable life for themselves and their children, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 20/07/2019)

Child marriages resulting in divorces in Rukum, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 17/07/2019)

Anti-child marriage campaigners work amid challenges in Banke, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 12/07/2019)

Physically punishing students is ineffective, harmful, and illegal but teachers continue to do it: Many school teachers, and even parents, still believe that physically disciplining students is sometimes necessary, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/07/2019)

Girl who escaped child marriage becomes social activist, by Sujata Lama (kp 04/07/2019)

Child soldier issue may reach ICC, warn activists (ht 03/07/2019)

Abject poverty deprives minor of treatment, education in Bajura (ht 30/06/2019)

Locals implement innovative idea to campaign against early marriage: Siraha folk wedding invitation cards that have the age of both bride and bridegroom, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 25/06/2019)

Mayor calls off son’s wedding with minor girl after complaint: Dhanusha police says 16 underage marriages were stopped in the past 10 months as more people are reporting child marriage cases, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 18/06/2019)

Chandrapur is on its way to become child marriage-free municipality: Local council aims to eradicate child marriage from all the wards by 2021, but not everything is going as planned, by Shiva Puri (kp 10/06/2019)

Nepal ranks 10th for child  marriage among boys (ht 08/06/2019), UN report ranks Nepal tenth in prevalence of child marriage among boys: To end child marriage in the country, stakeholders should focus on ending child  marriage of both sexes, experts say , by Nayak Paudel (kp 09/06/2019)

Keeping up with Asia: Investing in children is the best investment a country can make, by Ned Olney (kp 06/06/2019)

Human Capital relates to health and productivity: There are at least 1 million children under five years in Nepal who are stunted, by Manav Bhattarai (kp 05/06/2019)

Child marriages ending up in divorces in Rukum, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 04/06/2019)

Violence against children unabated in Province 2, by Suresh Yadav (rep 04/06/2019)

Nepal has made progress in child health, but experts say the country has a lot more to do: The country has progressed by 142 points in the past two decades and ranks 133rd out of 176 countries based on indicators such as infant  mortality rate, access to education, malnutrition, child marriage and child labour, according to the Global Childhood Report-2019, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/05/2019)

Child marriage still rampant in Bajura: Even people’s representatives  are found to be marrying off  their underage children, by Sangeeta Timilsena (kp 28/05/2019)

Children skip classes to sell kafal, by Janak KC (rep 27/05/2019)

Punarbas Municipality tense after police foil child marriage (ht 25/05/2019)

Disciplining the other way: The ban on all forms of corporal punishment in all settings is a great achievement, by Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 24/05/2019)

Children face commercial sexual abuse (ht 24/05/2019)

Spare all kinds of rods: They are ineffective, by Dronashish Neupane (ht 21/05/2019)

Local units determined to end child marriage through strategic plans, by Bira Gadal (rep 21/05/2019)

In Tikapur, social media sites being blamed for child marriages, by Yogesh Rawal  (rep 19/05/2019)

122 rescued from illegal child care home (ht 18/05/2019)

Child marriage in Nepal: eloped at 13, mother by 17, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 17/05/2019)

Community Police Partnership Programme launched in Rautahat: The drive aims to tackle child marriage and dowry practices, by Shiva Puri (kp 15/05/2019)

For or against child marriage? Green flag tells it all in Baitadi, by Bira Gada (rep 13/05/2019)

Child marriage rampant in Rolpa but rarely reported to police, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 12/05/2019)

Ending child labour: Whose concern is it?, by Pratistha Koirala (ht 10/05/2019)

14-year old gives birth to baby boyUnderage parents face hard time registering marriage, child’ s birth (ht 09/05/2019)

19 minors  rescued from ‘illegal’ child care centre, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 08/05/2019)

Teenage girls in Achham launch campaign against child marriage, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 05/05/2019)

Early marriage unabated among Chepang girls, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 13/04/2019)

Child labour force drives brick kilns in Bhaktapur (ht 03/04/2019)

Rautahat works to end child marriage, by Shiva Puri (kp 10/03/2019)

31 street children rehabilitated (ht 27/02/2019)

Child marriage high in Guthichaur, by DB Budha (rep 24/02/2018)

Nahartol girls vow to check rampant child marriage, by Pawan Yadav (kp 19/02/2019)

Dangerous respect: When we instill in children an unquestionable respect for adults, we render them powerless, by Raji Manjari (kp 12/02/2019)

Entertainment industry employing minors (ht 10/02/2019)

Child marriage still in practice in the Chepang community, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/02/2019)

27 street children rescued (kp 02/02/2019)

Government aims to end child marriage (ht 25/01/2019)

Rukum villages bid farewell to Maghe Sankranti with child marriage, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 17/01/2019)

Procedure issued for managing street kids (ht 17/01/2019)

State 2 kicks off ‘Beti Bachau-Beti Padhau’ campaign: According to the scheme, every newborn girl will be insured in the Province’s eight districts from Tuesday, by Shahiman Rai (kp 16/01/2019)

Musahar girl champions the cause of ending child marriage in community, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 15/01/2019), Changing times  (kp 15/01/2019)

Pass on props, please: Using school children to fill chairs is completely wrong (kp 07/01/2019)

Unlike others, Mushahar children inherit debt, by Upebndra Lamichhane (rep 05/01/2019)

Minors arrested on charge of child marriage, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 05/01/2019)

Campaign fails to stop child marriage, by Shamsher Bikram GC (rep 02/01/2019)

Child marriage, once rampant, sees decline in a rural community: Dipendra, the father of Suraj, says he had received a bicycle, Rs10,000 in cash, some utensils and clothes as dowry during the wedding, by Shiva Puri (kp 27/12/2018)

Keep children away from politics: We have to let children be children and let them scale the epitome of infinite, all-encompassing, and all-embracing venues, by Babu Ram Neupane (rep 15/12/2018)

Chepang students go to school barefoot in freezing cold, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 08/12/2018)

Local unit intercepts children being taken to capital to work in brick kilns, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 30/11/2018)

Underage marriage in Karnali puts young mothers at risk, by Jyoti Katuwal (kp 29/11/2018)

Call to end child marriage (rep 18/11/2018)

New Children’s Act draws flak from rights activists (ht 18/11/2018)

Police rescue 35 underage girls from two dance bars in Thamel, by Anup Ojha (kp 15/11/2018)

Child accompanying mother in jail deprived of education, by Ganesh BK and Lokendra Khanal (rep 13/11/2018)

Ghorahi Sub Metropolis launches campaign against child marriage (kp 08/11/2018)

Nepal, first S Asian country to criminalise corporal punishment of children, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 06/11/2018), Sparing the rod: Criminalising corporal punishment is a bold step; however, parents and society also must act to protect child rights (ht 07/11/2018)

Child marriage prevalent among Chepangs: Study, by Pratap Bista (kp 04/11/2018)

876 children went missing in last three months (ht 27/10/2018)

Rescued street children yearn to reunite with parents (kp 06/10/2018)

Four children rescued from Jogbani (rep 24/09/2018)

15,875 kids reported missing in nine years: Untraced rate higher; Girls more vulnerable (ht 23/09/2018), Children at risk: Awareness at the grassroots level and strong vigilance at border points is a must to minimise the number of children from missing (ht 24/09/2018)

‘Social awareness key to ending child marriage’ (ht 15/09/2018)

CM Poudel vows to end practice of child marriage, by Pratap Bista (kp 13/09/2018)

1,500 children at risk in Jajarkot, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 05/09/2018)

Can Nepal end child marriage by 2030? Both boys and girls are victims of child marriage, and some are now working to end the practice, by Namrata Sharma (nt 31/08/2018)

Draft law aims to protect rights of children (ht 24/08/2018)

Nurturing rescued children with nature, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 17/08/2018)

Children are starving in Bajhang: Thousands of children at risk from malnutrition in the remote far-western district, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 13/08/2018)

Child marriage scrapped after two years, by DB Budha (rep 11/08/2018)

Govt, brick kiln owners agree to end child labour (ht 31/07/2018)

Judicial panel says Ashok must stay with his parents (kp 26/07/2018)

62 percent of toys sold in country are harmful to children, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/07/2018)

Financial aid for orphaned children (ht 10/07/2018)

Child marriages continue unabated (ht 27/06/2018), Campaign against child marriage (ht 28/06/2018), Child rights activists prevent early marriage, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 30/06/2018)

New law to ensure social security for needy children (ht 25/06/2018)

Textbook shortage in rural Achham: A teacher says textbook shortage is a perennial problem that the government has failed to address, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 25/06/2018) [The continued inaction by the government is a grave violation of the children's fundamental rights!!]

End child marriage: Time to act now, by Lubna Baqi and Tomoo Hozumi (ht 22/06/2018), Parents blamed for increasing child marriages in Sindhuli (ht 22/06/2018)

Malnutrition rife among children (ht 10/06/2018)

Police rescue 39 girls from dance bars: Police say the girls were being forced to engage in illicit activities by their employers (kp 01/06/2018)

Get them onboard: Majority of marginalized children and children with disabilities remain excluded, by Deepak Raj Sapkota (rep 31/05/2018)

Children working as bus conductors rescued (ht 29/05/2018)

Child marriage rampant in Dhankuta (ht 24/05/2018)

Children launch campaign against child marriage, by Madhav Aryal (kp 23/05/2018)

Children sent to orphanage in Rukum living miserable life, by DB Budha (rep 23/05/2018)

Nine kids rescued from illegal children’s home (ht 20/05/2018)

More children calling hotline 1098 for help, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 18/05/2018)

A national shame: Even as Nepal preps to plunge into the modern age, evils like child marriage persist, by Maina Dhital (kp 15/05/2018)

Child marriage cancelled in Solukhumbu village, by Radha Dhungana (rep 01/05/2018)

Students swarm uplands to pick Yarsagumba, by Bishnu Devkota (rep 01/05/2018)

‘New toy standard trusts four toxic chemicals’, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 30/04/2018)

SOS Children's villages to promote youth employment (ht 29/04/2018)

Bride and groom arrested in the middle of wedding, by Ganesh BK (rep 29/04/2018)

50 percent children out of school in Province 2’, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 19/04/2018)

For poverty-stricken Rolpa kids work is better than play, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 19/04/2018)

Over 5,000 children out of school in Kapilvastu, by Manoj Paudel (kp 18/04/2018)

Children of brick kiln workers deprived of education (ht 15/04/2018)

Children scavenging on scrap to pay for their education, by Amar Khadka (rep 15/04/2018)

Drive against child labour in Morang brick plants: Around 600,000 children work in 1,294 brick plants across the country (ht 14/04/2018)

Early marriage leading to rise in teenage pregnancy in Ramechhap (ht 12/04/2018)

Children left to fend for themselves break stones, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 21/03/2018)

Young couple divorced after two days of marriage: Efforts to curb child marriage becoming effective in Rukum, by Ganesh BK (rep 17/03/2018)

Domestic labour issues (ht 15/03/2018)

Schoolchildren falling prey to online sexual abuse (ht 10/03/2018)

Child marriage, polygamy taking toll on women’s life, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 05/03/2018)

The working child: Child labour creates a vicious cycle of inescapable poverty, by Waro Basnet (ht 04/03/2018)

Women's group prevents child marriage in Bajura district (ht 01/03/2018)

Child marriage taking toll on rural women's life, by Jagat Khadka (rep 24/02/2018)

Parents advised to listen to their kid’s problems (ht 18/02/2018)

Child marriage still rampant although illegal, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 17/02/2018)

On air to deter child marriage: How radio is helping prevent Nepali girls from being married young, by Shipra Jha (nt 16/02/2018)

Teenage pregnancy rife in Makwanpur, by Pratap Bista (kp 15/02/2018)

You should wait, baby: Child marriage is a continuing problem that has been exacerbated by low access to education and social media usage, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 09/02/2018)

Transport sector to be child labour-free (kp 02/02/2018)

25 percent children malnourished in Banke village: District Public Health Office says malnourishment is widespread among children in Holiya Village, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 01/02/2018)

Abuse of innocence: Study after study has linked child abuse with depression, mood disorders, feelings of isolation and stigma and poor self-esteem among others, by Supriya Joshi (rep 28/01/2018)

Budget for children’s welfare inadequate (ht 27/01/2018)

Sorry tale of young Chepang moms who have babies every year, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 27/01/2018)

Rehabilitation of street children in Surkhet district easier said than done (ht 10/01/2018)

Child marriage rampant in Bara (ht 09/01/2018)

Early marriage contributing to school dropout, by Madhav Aryal (kp 08/01/2018)

Dolakha children with physical disability in dire need of helping hand, by Gokarna Prasad Bhandari (ht 07/01/2018)

Scaling up nutrition: All sectors need to jump in to address gaps that hamper the provision of proper nutrition to Nepali children, by Jhabindra Bhandari (kp 04/01/2018)

People practicing child marriage to be ostracized and penalized, by Jagat Khadka (rep 03/01/2018)

Nepal yet to ratify third optional protocol to CRC, by Anita Shrestha (ht 02/01/2018)

Punishable but pervasive: Incidents of child marriage in Nepal are widespread yet remain woefully underreported, by Chun Bahadur Gurung (kp 28/12/2017)

36 pc children below 5 stunted in Nepal; Anemia prevalence in increasesd 5 percent, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 27/12/2017)

Child marriage rampant in far flung areas of Bajura district (ht 26/12/2017)

Students practicing early marriage to be deprived of various facilities in schools, by Krishna Oli (rep 25/12/2017)

HIV-infected children in Baitadi deprived of education, health care (ht 16/12/2017)

Child marriage blamed for adolescent violence (rep 15/12/2017)

Don’t forget the children: Leaders have promised magnificent things, but said little about ending malnutrition, by PC Wasti (kp 13/12/2017)

Nepal yet to ratify third optional protocol to CRC (ht 05/12/2017)

Surviving on the streets, by Anupama Angbo (ht 03/12/2017)

Child labour rampant in far-west (ht 17/10/2017)

Stolen baby boy was sold to Siraha woman, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 16/10/2017), Babies as items to steal for some, throwaway for others, by Suresh Yadav (rep 16/10/2017)

Civil Code Bill proposes age limit for adoption (ht 08/10/2017)

Increase in missing children cases baffles cops (ht 18/09/2017)

Laws to protect child rights in the offing: Minister Koirala (ht 15/09/2017)

ECDC necessary in every locality: Minister Koirala (kp 14/09/2017)

Uncertain future awaits street kids: Most of them addicted to drugs, beg to make a living, by Anita Shrestha (ht 14/09/2017)

Children used in PM’s election assembly: EC (ht 14/09/2017)

CIB urges caution in wake of paedophile arrests (kp 12/09/2017), Nepal Police intensifies vigilance against potential paedophiles (ht 13/09/2017)

Over 2,000 children went missing in 2016/2017, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 10/09/2017)

SAsia’s religious leaders to work for children’s rights (kp 08/09/2017), Regional platform launched to promote children’s rights (ht 08/09/2017)

Bajura launches campaign to end child marriage (kp 23/08/2017)

Anti-child marriage campaign (kp 11/08/2017)

Far too young: Child brides and grooms convince peers they are too young to get married, by Sonia Awale (nt 04/08/2017), Not just a social problem, but an economic one; Ending child marriage cannot be done through legislation alone: it needs to be tackled at many different levels, by Elizabeth Hanna Satow (nt 04/08/2017)

Underage pregnancy, abortion in street children a health concern, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 02/08/2017)

End child marriage by 2030: Action plan delay leaves goal in doubt, by Samipa Khanal (kp 21/07/2017)

Man arrested for impregnating his own granddaughter, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 20/07/2017)

‘Child domestic helps vulnerable to exploitation and sexual violence’, by Prachi Aryal (kp 10/07/2017)

Govt to declare 50 local units child-friendly by next fiscal (kp 09/07/2017)

Kids face the brunt of society’s perception towards HIV/AIDS (ht 09/07/2017)

Number of missing children rises after 2015 earthquakes: Study (ht 09/07/2017)

Taking the lead on lead: Nepali children are exposed to alarmingly high levels of lead, which is slowing their intellectual development, by Sonia Awale (nt 07/07/2017)

22 per cent children in brick kilns out of school (ht 06/07/2017)

Number of teenage mothers on the rise in Tanahun, says study (ht 04/07/2017)

Parties used 853 children during Phase I polls: CCWB (kp 28/06/2017)

212 missing kids ‘reunited with parents’ (kp 26/06/2017)

Partnership forged to fight child marriage (ht 21/06/2017)

Why child labour persists: We need to create conditions that enable families to afford education for their children, by Ayushma Basnyat (kp 13/06/2017)

Brick Kilns still a hub of child labour: Study, by Anita Shrestha (ht 13/06/2017)

‘Street children in poor health’ , by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 04/06/2017)

Male victims of child sexual exploitation overlooked, by Anita Shrestha (ht 19/05/2017)

Over 50% children without textbooks in Rupandehi, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 17/05/2017)

Mother accused of selling three children in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 16/05/2017)

Parties found using children in campaigns, by Anish Tiwari (kp 12/05/2017), Rights group concerned over use of schools, kids (kp 12/05/2017)

568 children rescued from Valley streets: According to a recent report, there are over 5,000 street kids all over Nepal (ht 20/04/2017)

Child marriages result in disenchanted couples, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 19/04/2017)

Kids sans birth certificate deprived of education (ht 06/04/2017)

Child marriage rife in Haanku: 73 cases recorded in the Jumla village in the last fiscal year (kp 02/04/2017)

CCWB reunites 200 street kids with families, by Samipa Khanal (kp 25/03/2017)

Trapped in transition: Economic and political instability in the Tarai is pushing children south of the border to a life of abuse, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 24/03/2017)

Dalit children crush stones to buy books, by Janak KC (rep 22/03/2017)

Thought for food: Despite dramatic progress in nutrition, half of Nepal’s child deaths are still due to hunger, by Marty Logan (nt 17/03/2017), The face of hunger: A debt-ridden Dalit couple is on the verge of losing their daughter to malnutrition, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/03/2017)

Minors injured in Jajarkot accident seek parents (ht 15/03/2017)

Street children vulnerable to addiction, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 14/03/2017)

Boy, chained up for 17 years, in want of medical attention, by Surendra Bhandari (rep 14/03/2017)

6-year old girl roped to wooden bed for two years, by Shankar Shrestha (kp 13/03/2017)

Child migration on the rise (ht 02/03/2017)

No school after marriage: Need to earn a living forces the bride and groom out of school, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/02/2017)

Underage marriage bid thwarted in Sindhuli (ht 25/02/2017)

Innocent victims: Kids growing up in jail as parents serve terms, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 18/02/2017)

‘Laws needed to safeguard child rights’ (ht 16/02/2017)

Child-friendly governance roll-out plan formulated (ht 12/02/2017)

Child marriage, teen pregnancies affecting female health, by Jagat Khadka (rep 11/02/2017)

Teenagers’ club foils child marriage (rep 10/02/2017)

Malnourished girl dies for want of treatment, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 07/02/2017)

Children of Bhaktapur brick kiln workers deprived of education, by Anita Shrestha (ht 29/01/2017)

Children at work, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 27/01/2017)

Civil Code Bill proposes eligibility requirements for child adoption (ht 25/01/2017)

Underage workers leaving for jobs abroad (ht 21/01/2017)

Cops, locals work together to curb child marriage (ht 08/01/2017)

Children at risk in brick kilns (ht 01/12/2016)

Disabled kids still lack access to education, by Anita Shrestha (ht 31/12/2016)

Open pits at brick kilns posing threats to children: Each brick factory is found to have dug at least 20 pits up to 20 feet deep to store water for making bricks, but they are left open putting the children at risk (kp 28/12/2016)

Children vulnerable as rapes and murders soar, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 22/12/2016)

Group of teenage girls foils underage marriage: According to the District Women and Children Office, about 52 percent of girls in Bajhang marry before their legal age (kp 13/12/2016)

UNICEF calls for protection of children affected by conflict (ht 12/12/2016)

Don’t violate children’s rights: CCWB (kp 01/12/2016)

Underage marriage foiled (kp 01/12/2016)

KMC preparing to expand anti-child labor drive, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 29/11/2016)

Reaching every child: Millions of children in South Asia face a difficult journey through life without school, nutrition and decent health care, by Douglas J. Noble (kp 24/11/2016)

One-third of Nepali children age 5-14 put to work: CBS, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 24/11/2016)

Corporal punishment rampant in pvt schools (ht 24/11/2016)

Child marriage and after: While most boys left the village for work after marriage, girls stayed back in the village, but sadly not in schools, by Reena Burathoki (rep 24/11/2016)

Child marriage still rampant in Kalikot, by Tularam Pandey (kp 20/11/2016), Child marriage rampant in Rukum, shows study (ht 21/11/2016)

More children lost, abandoned (ht 17/11/2016)

Stop child labour: We can make a difference by refusing to buy products made using child labour, by David Kainee (kp 10/11/2016)

‘Child rights activists must for inquiry’ (kp 31/10/2016)

Too young to marry: If we want to stop child marriage in Nepal, we have to start talking about sex, by Sarah Rich-Zendel (kp 28/10/2016)

Vow to end child marriage by 2030 (kp 24/10/2016) [Why not immediately? Some girls not even born now will be married until then!]

The Red Glass Dress: Unravelling the social fabric underpinning child brides, by Rachel McFadden (kp 22/10/2016)

When children work: When parents have no means to feed their children they feel forced to send them to work, by David Kainee (rep 19/10/2016)

Campaign launched to stop child marriage, by Bira Gadal (rep 18/10/2016)

Ilam jailbirds’ kids deprived of education (ht 16/10/2016)

One million kids still out of school: Report (ht 07/10/2016)

Girls make move against child marriage, by Bira Gadal (rep 03/10/2016), Child marriages increasing in Bajura, blame on phones, internet, by Krishna Oli (rep 04/10/2016), Child marriage rampant in Bajura (ht 15/10/2016)

More children being adopted within Nepal than by foreigners, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 26/09/2016)

‘Ensure our right to education, health’ (kp 15/09/2016)

Children of inmate mothers deprived of education, by Daman Rai (rep 13/09/2016)

HRW blames government for child marriage menace (kp 09/09/2016) [see report, [see also video], State should intervene, says researcher (kp 09/09/2016), ‘Govt steps not enough to end child marriage in Nepal’ (rep 09/09/2016), No kidding: According to HRW report, 37 percent Nepali girls marry before 18, while 10 percent marry before 15, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 19/09/2016), Girls no brides: Around 37 percent Nepali girls are married before they reach 18 and 10 percent before they reach 15, by David Kainee (rep 22/09/2016)

Use of child labor high in Udayapur, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 02/08/2016)

10-yr plan aims to end all forms of child labour: According to estimates, there are around 1.6 million child labourers in Nepal and 20 percent of them are in hazardous work (kp 31/07/2016)

Child labour: Learn from others, by Saroj KC (ht 28/07/2016)

NHRC urges parties not to use kids in political activities (ht 23/07/2016)

‘Define use of children in war as human rights violation’ (ht 06/07/2016)

Child marriage still rampant: Report, by Shraddha Amatya (rep 05/07/2016), A social scourge: Nepal must make a collective pledge and a concerted effort to eradicate child marriage (kp 08/07/2016)

UNICEF: 69m kids could die from preventable causes by 2030: Only 41pc poorest has access to early childhood education in Nepal (kp 29/06/2016)

14 children ‘trafficked’ from Dhankuta rescued in Capital, by Pragati Shahi (kp 25/06/2016)

The reject brides of Rupandehi: Young women who fell in the snare of child marriage are being disowned by their husbands and in-laws (kp 17/06/2016)

Nepali kids not being heard: Global report, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 14/06/2016), Stop child labour (ht 14/06/2016)

One in 20 Kathmandu homes has child domestic help: Study (kp 13/06/2016)

Number of child workers in brick kilns alarming (ht 13/06/2016)

‘Code of conduct on anvil to prevent exploitation’: Minister’s comment follows a report of ECPAT, a global network of civil society organisations, that suggests a surge in tourist numbers has adverse effect on children (kp 13/06/2016)

Twice as many female child labourers than male, study shows (ht 11/06/2016)

Child labour rife in absence of strict law: There are 1.6 million child labour in the country  out of which around 20 percent are involved in hazardous works, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 09/06/2016)

Two-year ‘every last child’ drive gets under way: Campaign aims to reach the most deprived girls in the four target districts (kp 05/06/2016)

Leave no child behind: We should always ask whether any legal, policy or program choice will benefit all children regardless of who they are and where they come from, by Dilli Guragai (rep 04/06/2016)

188 street children rescued in a month (kp 02/06/2016)

Study says quake-affected children undergoing various problems, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 01/06/2016)

3 children’s shelters in Capital shut (kp 25/05/2016), Pity the children: Strict regulation of children’s homes and investigation of ‘voluntourism’ are needed (kp 27/05/2016)

Child labourers being used in brick kilns (ht 21/05/2016)

The girl story: Maya's story shows how to go beyond describing the tough reality, to changing it, by Anne-Brigitte Albrectsen (rep 18/05/2016)

Brick kilns pledge to avoid child labour (ht 13/05/2016)

The fight to end child marriage: Nepal outlawed child marriage in 1963 but child marriage is still rampant in various districts, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 13/05/2016)

Child marriage, abortion cases high in Dang: Some women found to have undergone abortion up to six times in one year before reaching the age of 20, by Durgalal KC (kp 03/05/2016)

Things are changing: The rate of child marriage has dropped, and the average age for marriage has gone up, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 20/04/2016)

Girl’s complaint stops wedding (ht 15/04/2016)

Child marriage cases high in Jumla village, by LP Devkota (kp 13/04/2016)

Many destitute children trafficked to India: CIB; Central Child Welfare Board says 237 children have gone missing in the wake of last April’s earthquake (kp 12/04/2016), Embassy writes to Indian ministry to probe reports (kp 19/04/20167)

Too young to marry: Political leaders must move to end child marriage by considering it a national issue, by Asmita Verma (kp 10/04/2016), A many-sided problem (ht 11/04/2016)

No child’s play: Strict enforcement of law is necessary but not sufficient to prevent child trafficking (kp 06/04/2016)

Quake survivor children ‘being sold’ in Britain (kp 05/04/2016), Govt wakes up to UK paper claims after three days: The Sun on Monday reported that child survivors of last year’s earthquake ‘being sold’ to rich Brit families (kp 07/03/2016)

Deprived of a childhood, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 01/04/2016)

DoE directs against use of panchakanya, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/03/2015)

So you want to be a voluntourist? Well-meaning foreigners are being duped by fake orphanages unknowingly contributing to a vicious cycle of abuse, by Michael Nishimura (nt 25/03/2016)

Girl summit to focus on child nuptials (kp 21/03/2016), Child marriage: Much to do, by Namrata Sharma (ht 22/03/2016), Nepal in race
against time to end child marriage
(kp 24/03/2016), Shame: So many girls getting married before the age of 18 is our collective failure (kp 25/03/2016)

Let the children play: Kids are being made to do hard work when they should be enjoying their childhood, by Pratistha Koirala (kp 16/03/2016)

Child marriage rampant in Saptari (ht 15/03/2015), Child marriage below 18 years stands 83 per cent in Saptari (rep 15/03/2016)

Early marriage severely hampering school education, by Narendra Upadhya (rep 15/03/2016)

Child workers flee carpet factory due to poor condition, sexual harassment (kp 29/02/2016)

Lalitpur brick kiln found using child labor, by Deepak Kharel (rep 29/02/2016)

Child marriage still rampant: 50 pc women aged 20-49 years got married before they were 18 (ht 28/02/2016)

30 pc children involved in hazardous works: Report (kp 27/02/2016)

Differently-abled deprived of access to information (ht 24/02/2016)

Assessment report shows child care homes in Lalitpur understaffed (ht 23/02/2016)

‘Children’s home should not aim for profit’ (ht 22/02/2016)

Children in Tarai need counseling, say experts (kp 21/02/2016)

Seven-month-old languishing in police custody with mother (ht 20/02/2016)

Go easy, teachers: Using corporal punishment to maintain order in the classroom is an obsolete concept, by Durga Gautam (kp 19/02/2016)

Poverty forcing families to put children to work (ht 18/02/2016)

Access to justice for children: Nepal ranks 78th in world (ht 16/02/2016)

Child marriage continues unabated (ht 14/02/2016)

No place to call home, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 12/02/2016)

Young mother in prison with two daughters, by Aash Gurung (kp 11/02/2016)

The kids aren’t alright: Whenever the family itself is the cause of the problems the children face, we should step back and think, by Simone Galimberti (kp 11/02/2016)

Ex-child labourers call for society fit for all children: Stakeholders say making consumers aware against using products made using children will not help curb the problem in the country (kp 09/02/2016)

Kids from earthquake-hit areas eke out existence at brick kilns, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 04/02/2016)

DAO directs children’s homes to submit monthly report (ht 29/01/2016)

Many Dolakha children missing after earthquake: Parents say their children  are attending Buddhist monastic schools in India, but they do not know where in India exactly, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 27/01/2016)

Unrest threatens children’s rights (kp 26/01/2016)

Thami girls deprived of education (ht 25/01/2016)

CCWB preparing guidelines for ethical reporting (ht 21/01/2016)

Minor in jail, mother seeks protection (ht 14/01/2016)

Call to revise Children’s Act in line with statute (kp 13/01/2016)

Ensure child rights through amendment, say activists: Child rights expert Milan Dharel says the statute is silent on political misuse of schools and children, which must be stopped (kp 11/01/2016)

Central Child Welfare Board condemns use of children in protests and tells parties to respect children’s rights, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 02/01/2016)

In the lurch: Orphans become involved in illegal activities for their survival as they have no other option, by Arjun Mani Guragain (rep 02/01/2016)

Taken hostage: Unless locals come forth to make politicians accountable, millions of children will be denied their right to education, by Bhagirath Yogi and Anamol Mani Paudel (rep 21/12/2015)

54 couples leave country with surrogate babies (kp 24/11/2015)

Unrest poisoning children's minds, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 23/11/2015)

Appeal to put children first (kp 20/11/2015), Saving the children: As the welfare of kids is linked to their parents, livelihood programmes for adults could aid child protection, by Pratistha Koirala (kp 20/11/2015)

Call for actions to protect children’s rights to education (ht 20/11/2015)

9 children rescued from ‘illegal’ child home in Pokhara (ht 11/11/2015)

Child rights violations worry stakeholders (kp 11/11/2015), NCE-Nepal calls for honouring children’s right to education (ht 11/11/2015)

Call for respecting, promoting child rights (kp 09/11/2015)

Campaign to rehabilitate street children launched in Chitwan, by Tilak Ram Rimal (ht 09/11/2015)

UNICEF points to children’s bleak future (kp 08/11/2015), CWB appeals not to use kids in protests (kp 08/11/2015)

32 surrogacy babies get exit permit in a week, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 07/11/2015)

School closures: Unicef concerned over disturbances (kp 30/10/2015), Future of over a million Nepali children at risk, says UNICEF (ht 30/10/2015)

All play no work Government should ensure children’s right to study (kp 29/10/2015)

Nepal earthquakes leave bitter legacy as children become quarry for traffickers (ht 25/10/2015)

UNFPA stresses on ensuring girls’ rights (kp 11/10/2015), Power of the adolescent girl: Girls’ personal and collective growth can contribute  to solving the emerging global problems, by Christian Manhart (kp 11/10/2015), Prioritising investment in girls a smart choice, says UNFPA (ht 11/10/2015)

CCWB urges child protection (ht 06/10/2015)

Court ban on surrogacy: Foreigners unable to take surrogate babies home (ht 01/10/2015), Govt mulling exit visas for babies born to surrogates, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 02/10/2015), Surrogate parents want babies home, by Pragati Shahi (kp 06/10/2015)

1,472 child labourers found in Kaski: DCWC (ht 19/09/2015)

Children look for their share in constitution: As per government data, there are 1.62 million child labour in the country out of which 620,000 are involved in ‘dangerous’ jobs (kp 16/09/2015), Suffer the children: Govt needs to monitor the prevalence of child labour and implement laws (kp 18/09/2015)

Several kids at school for deaf in Dolakha have severe ailments, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 15/09/2015)

Don’t use children in protests: NHRC (ht 14/09/2015)

Child labour goes unchecked, by Pawan Yadav (kp 06/09/2015)

Minors found working for Melamchi Water Supply Project, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 04/09/2015)

Protect children during demonstrations: UNICEF (ht 27/08/2014)

Effort to curb child marriage fails in Bajura (ht 21/08/2015)

No children in demonstrations: NHRC (ht 17/08/2015), Use of children in protests slammed (ht 18/08/2015)

No place like home: Foster care or adoption is a better alternative to institutional care for parentless kids, by Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 09/08/2015)

A caged childhood, by Nitya Pandey (kp 08/08/2015)

Underage helpers in buses hope to become drivers: There are about 400 children working as conductors, more than 7,000 engage in transport sector, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 01/08/2015)

Patanjali defies government order: Brings 27 kids from quake-affected Sindhupalchok, Gorkha districts to a hostel in Capital, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 29/07/2015)

Reaching out to the unreached in time of disaster (ht 19/07/2015)

Govt to rescue,protect,manage street children more effectively (ht 16/07/2015)

20 kids rescued from child home in Capital (kp 13/07/2015)

Earthquake-displaced children left in lurch: Child Rights Officer Kamal Shrestha says they are searching for guardians of some children (kp 06/07/2015)

Post-quake, child marriage cases up: There is growing fear that many might marry off daughters at quite early age (ht 28/06/2015)

31 missing Gorkha monastery kids found (kp 21/06/2015)

UNICEF working to control child trafficking after quake (kp 20/06/2015)

Stark exploitation of children continues in carpet factories, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 20/06/2016)

CDOs directed to act against child trafficking: Parents asked not to allow their children to travel with strangers (kp 19/06/2015)

237 kids missing after Great Quake; Central Child Welfare Board: 215 children from Gorkha, 22 from Okhaldhunga are still unaccounted for, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 18/06/2015), Those involved in relocating children to face action: Stakeholders say kids affected by the quakes are vulnerable to human trafficking (ht 18/06/2015)

Suffer the children: Government needs to conduct thorough background checks on prospective adopters (kp 18/06/2015)

Patanjali barred from taking kids to Haridwar (kp 17/06/2015), 25 kids rescued,handed over to kin (ht 17/06/2015)

Children vulnerable in quake aftermath (ht 12/06/2015)

Government bans child adoption, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 27/05/2015), Move afoot to protect children from traffickers (ht 27/05/2015)

Registration of new children’s homes halted, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 23/05/2015)

Spare the rod: What children need are repeated reminders and a lot of love, patience, and guidance, not a slap or a beating, by George Holden and Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 21/04/2015)

New Bill proposes to criminalise use of children in begging (ht 18/04/2015)

Provisions for child adoption proposed (ht 09/04/2015)

Domestic violence forcing children onto streets, by Chandni Hamal (rep 06/04/2015)

Minors at work: Eradicating child labour demands serious efforts to reduce widespread poverty (kp 01/04/2015)

Stop The Orphanage Business, by Ramesh Danekhu (rn 31/03/2015)

5 children left in lurch as parents languish in jail, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/03/2015)

Minors working in Valley sweatshops rescued (kp 30/03/2015)

Call to arms to fight child slavery (kp 29/03/2015)

16 children rescued from Capital-based orphanage, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/03/2015), 16 rescued from child home, operators at large (ht 19/03/2015)

Police to raise awareness against child marriage, by Tularam Pandey (kp 12/03/2015)

Shocking revelation (ht 04/03/2015)

Keep children safe: The government needs to keep tab on orphanages and monitor foreign volunteers (kp 03/03/2015)

Young girls’ lives and future at risk as child marriage persists (ht 15/02/2015), Musahar child marriage a huge health risk, by Santosh Singh (rep 16/02/2015)

Relatives involved in forced child labour, trafficking (ht 13/02/2015)

Smugglers traffick rural kids to work in brick kilns, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 10/02/2015)

Rescued kids handed to parents (ht 06/02/2015)

School students launch campaign against child marriage (ht 05/02/2015)

Businesses fined over child labour (ht 05/02/2015)

Around 4,000 girls rescued every year (ht 03/02/2015)

Midnight's children: Child sex abuse in Nepal (rep 31/01/2015)

Child trafficking goes unchecked in central, western Tarai districts (kp 29/01/2015)

Lekhnath declared child labour free zone (ht 27/01/2015)

The Mentor: Statistics suggest that there are around 5,000 street children in Nepal, with almost 800 to 1,000 children in Kathmandu alone, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 24/01/2015)

Child marriages rampant in Pyuthan, by Devendra Barma (ht 24/01/2015)

‘Youths in sex for pocket money’ (ht 10/01/2015)

Child marriage rife among Chepangs, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 08/01/2015)

Documents / Websites

Concern Nepal : CONCERN for Children and Environment - Nepal

Voice of Children (VOC), a non-government organization working and advocating for street and sexually abused children of Nepal

HRW report “I Must Work to Eat” - Covid-19, Poverty, and Child labor in Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda, by Human Rights Watch (26/05/2021)

Nepal Child Labour Report 2021, by International Labour Organisation and Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal

Report on Employment Relationship Survey in Nepal. UNICEF, January 2021

Children in emergencies, by Save the Children and Social Science Baha, April 2020

“Our Time to Sing and Play”: Child Marriage in Nepal, by Human Rights Watch, 7 September 2016 [see also video]

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