Marie Michael Library
Ujeli: a Child Bride in Nepal
This UNICEF film shows the life of 10 year old Ujeli, who is forced into an arranged marriage with a boy in the village. While he is allowed to remain a carefree schoolboy, Ujeli begins a married life marked by constant toil and subjugation to her husband and his family. Nepal's high maternal mortality rate is due to the dangers of childbirth among these young girls. This film underlines the sharp distinctions between the roles of boys and girls in Nepal--from education to nutrition and medical care.