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Only 12% of married girls aged 15-19 are enrolled in school compared to 60% of unmarried girls.
The legal age of marriage in Ethiopia is 18 years for both girls and boys, but these laws are not always enforced.
He is now a volunteer and a permanent resident in Ethiopia.When I was in college this passion was highly espoused and one of my mentors suggested to me to come to Ethiopia during summer as a social welfare volunteer so that I could serve children, women, language centres, photography programs and other aid programs for long days. I saw a beautiful contradiction about Ethiopia at that time.I believe Ethiopia is a place of extraordinary beauty, agony and pain.The Amhara region has the highest rate of child marriage with nearly 45% of girls married before 18.Child marriage remains a deeply rooted tradition in Ethiopian communities.