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big sister anu in Nepal Guilhem Alandry/Doculab
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MEET ANU, THE ANSWER TO FORCED CHILD MARRIAGE


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Big Sisters. The answer to forced child marriage

In Nepal, girls as young as 12 are forced into marriage.

The impact is devastating. Girls are often abused by their much older husbands. Because their bodies are not fully developed, death in childbirth is also common.

Poverty means that girls’ education is not seen as worthwhile. Sadly, many parents think marriage is their daughter’s only option.

VSO-trained Big Sisters are the answer to forced child marriage.

VSO-trained Big Sisters, like Anu, are helping girls to stay in school and avoid forced marriage. By speaking up for girls’ rights and mentoring girls through school, these brave Big Sisters are making a vital impact – helping girls get the education they need to build the future they want.

Sadly, there are thousands of girls in Nepal without a Big Sister, who still face the bleak future of a forced marriage. That’s why we need your help.

Help us train more Big Sisters who will save more girls from forced marriage. Donate now to change a girl’s life.

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Four districts and 48 schools

The Sisters for Sisters’ Education project has been getting some of the country’s most vulnerable girls into education, and keeping them there.

Every girl needs an education to be independent and take care of herself. Girls need to fight against the structures and beliefs that may try to keep them small.

Yam Kumari Gurung, 36, one of few female head teachers in Nepal

The Sisters for Sisters’ Education project has been getting some of the country’s most vulnerable girls into education, and keeping them there. Read more from the project in the stories below:

Pramila sisters for sisters project Nepal VSO/Suraj Shakya

“I have learned that I need to speak up and be active. I am inspired by my Big Sister to study hard and take part in extra activities. Today, I am regular at school and very happy to be in the school. I like to study and be with friends. I dream to be a teacher and serve in my community.”

Pramila, 13, is a ‘Little Sister’ on VSO’s Sisters for Sisters’ Education project in Surkhet.

Help us train more Big Sisters who will save more girls from forced marriage.

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