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NRK Telethon – Child, Not Bride

Project Summary: 

Child Not Bride funded by NRK Telethon is a multisectoral project addressing complex challenges in the areas of education, WASH, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), economic empowerment, and challenging harmful social norms to end child early and forced marriage (CEFM). This four years the long project will support girls to attend school, educate both young people and adults in girl’s rights and gender equality, and ensure laws that protects girls from child marriage. The outcome areas of the project are keeping girls in school, enhancing the knowledge of adolescents on SRHR, economic empowerment of girls and young women, challenging harmful social norms, and improving child protection. The project will be implemented in the Dhanusha district of Madesh Province.This project will directly benefit at least 31,214 Stakeholders including Students, HT, Teachers, SMC, PTA, CC, MHM Club, Parents, Gender Focal Teachers, Young Women, Marginalized Communities, LGs, LCRC, VEC/MEC, CSOs, Cooperative EDD, EDUC, DCC. This is one of the flagship projects of Plan International Nepal that concentrates on a targeted approach to solving the underlying causes of CEFM. 

Funding Partner: Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) Telethon 

Project Duration: January 2022 – December 2025

Project Area: Municipalities of Dhanusha district:

  • Bideh Municipality
  • Janaknandani Rural Municipality
  • Kamala Municipality
  • Shahid Nagar Municipality
  • Sabaila Municipality


To reduce the incidence of child, early and forced marriage in 5 municipalities in Dhanusa.

Expected Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Retention of girls in school

OUTCOME 2: Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights among adolescents

OUTCOME 3: Youth, especially girls and young women, are economically empowered

OUTCOME 4: Communities embrace social norms that value the girl child and support them to delay marriage

OUTCOME 5 : Increased responsiveness of duty bearers at national, district and sub-district levels to prevent and respond to child rights violations, particular CEFM. 

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