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Tipping Point Story of Change: A Purohit’s Campaign against Child Marriage

Ramananda Dube serves as a Purohit1 for about 90 households in Harnampur, within the Ratanpur Village Development CommiƩee [VDC] of Kapilbastu district in the Terrai region of Nepal. When Dube first hears of a potential early marriage, he does not wait for an invitaƟon to speak with the girl’s parents. Ramananda visits his Yajaman’s [parishioner] courtyard immediately to discuss the serious consequences of early marriage on a daughter’s health and well‐being. To date, Dube’s home visit approach has been effective.

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