3 December 2015 - “We are not just talking about change, we are stopping children from marrying.”
22 October 2015 - When Aberash was 14 years old, she was kidnapped for marriage. She was taken to a hut, locked up and assaulted by her would-be husband. She knew she had to fight back. When she received another visit from her abductor, she saw her chance. She grabbed the gun he had left leaning against the wall and ran out of the door. Chased by her husband and his friends, she shot him.
16 August 2015 - In Ethiopia and Tanzania, young girls are married to adult men in exchange for livestock. But if the girls already own the animals, that monetary trade becomes less vital for poor families.
30 July 2015 - Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (IYCG) aimed at highlighting the science and economics of family and community investments in children and their caregivers in the areas of health, education, nutrition and social protection was held at Hilton Addis Tuesday. The forum also discussed lessons learned from the Ebola experience in West Africa on how to strengthen systems before acute disruptions to ensure that children do not fall through the cracks.
ADDIS ABABA, 20 July 2015 - Ethiopian Minister of Health Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Dr. Margaret Chan, The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Seth Berkley and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Ms Yoka Brandt participated in a high level polio vaccination event at Selam Health Centre in Addis Ababa.
June 23, 2015 - The broader African and international lobby against child marriage and other harmful traditional practices has grown tremendously in recent years. Its political clout is being felt right down to the grassroots level with positive outcomes.
21 July 2014 - On eve of Girl Summit, ODI reveals trend of girls entering early marriages followed by swift divorces to migrate for family's sake.
22 July 2014 - Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by 2025, said Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen.
5 June 2014 - Nell Williams of World Vision UK travelled to Ethiopia to meet girls at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and their families. In this blog, Nell shares some of their voices and explores the links between FGM/C and early marriage.
28 May 2014 - This is a story of tremendous courage shown by a teenager in Ethiopia, a girl who has become a source of inspiration in her region and is leading the way for others to buck harmful traditions. Kadiga Mohammed was promised in marriage to her first and eldest cousin, an age-old practice for Afar girls known as the Absuma tradition. But she was in love with someone else.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.