Huffington Post Profiles Ethiopian Girl’s Experience With Early Marriage
Huffington Post: ‘I Will Keep Very Strong’: An Ethiopian Girl Fights to Delay Marriage
“…According to the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey, the Afar Region has the second-highest child marriage prevalence in the country. Many parents insist their daughters marry early, fearing the girls might otherwise become pregnant before marriage, which is considered a disgrace to their families and communities. But child marriage often derails a girls’ education. … Child marriage also contributes to high rates of maternal mortality; adolescent pregnancies are higher-risk for both mothers and their babies…” (8/13).