Banning Child Marriage Isn't As Simple As Passing A Law
Even after a law passes, countries still face barriers, such as enforcement, cultural practices and a way to spread the information.By Melissa Prax | September 10, 2016
Laws aren't an automatic solution, especially when it comes to child marriage. But the international community always gets pretty excited when legislation against it passes.
Look at Nepal. Human Rights Watch says 37 percent of girls there get married before their 18th birthday.
And while the country has implemented benchmarks to stop the practice, the group recently called out Nepal's government for backpedaling its goal by a decade to 2030.