Religious leaders play an influential role especially in rural societies where child marriage is prevalent. Their authority over parents and the society makes them an important partner to discourage the practice. GNB members engage with religious leaders in several districts.
In Banke district, Nepal Muslim Samaj Bikash Chetena Kendra (NMSBCK) works closely with local
Religious leaders and mobilizes them against child marriage.
In Janakpur, JWAS conducted two orientation programs with religious leaders on how they can work together with local organizations and NGOs to end child marriage in the district.