Children in Nepal are recognizing the fight against child marriage. Children in Nepal revealed that Dr Ashok Dyalchand, who has been campaigning against child marriage and fighting for equal rights for girls for 40 years, has been chosen by millions of children to be this year’s Child Rights Hero and recipient of the World’s Children’s Prize, (WCP), known as the “Children’s Nobel Prize” by worldwide media. Dr Dyalchand supports girls, but also gets boys and men in India on board in the fight for gender equality.
Children in Nepal, along with millions of others around the world, took part in the Global Vote, which determines who will be the recipient of the World’s Children’s Prize (WCP).
Maiti Nepal received the award in 2002 AD. Since then, one of the children of Maiti Nepal has been consistently representing Nepal as a Jury member of the award.