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Ethiopia Child Marriage

'I Will Keep Very Strong': An Ethiopian Girl Fights To Delay Marriage

UN Women | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
UN Women

From birth, Kadiga Mohammed was set to marry her first and eldest cousin, a traditional practice known as 'absuma' in her community in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. When she turned 16, her parents began to prepare for the wedding. But Kadiga was filled with dread -- she did not want to marry the man they had selected for her.

Speaking Truth on Behalf of Ethiopian Women

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Though Ethiopia's constitution guarantees women full equality with men, enforcement of the law has lagged appallingly; moreover, 81% of women there believe that they are the property of their husbands.

Mothers Of Ethiopia Part II: Escaping Child Marriage

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hanna Ingber Win

Editor's note: Hanna Ingber Win, the Huffington Post's World Editor, was recently invited by the UN Population Fund to visit its maternal health progr...