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Save the Children International
Surunga municipality in Nepal has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first municipality in the Madhesh province to declare itself child marriage-free. Child marriage is deeply rooted in traditional cultural practices and norms in Surunga, making it a challenging issue to address. The practice is often linked to dowry customs and seen as a means to alleviate financial burdens on families and maintain social honor. This achievement showcases the power of engaging children and communities in social change and sets an inspiring example for others to follow.
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