Like many of the girls I spent time with in Ethiopia's Amhara region earlier this year, Yeshi-Alem knows about not having choices. She was forced to marry when she was 10-years-old. A few years later, she gave birth to a boy and dropped out of school.
Across the globe, regardless of nationality or financial status, there is a common dream every mother has for her children -- for them to live full, healthy and productive lives. As a mother, I share that dream for my children.