Ethiopia – The Domino Effect

TVN, 11:00
24 May 2015
Domino effect

In developing countries, over 14 million girls below the age of 18 are married off each year. In most cases, it is against their will. In fact, there are 700 million women in the world who were forced to marry when they were children. In Ethiopia, marrying off children has been illegal for 8 years. And yet, tradition and financial motives often prevail over law. For every 5 girls in Ethiopia, 2 are married off before their 18th birthday. Most child marriages take place in the countryside, where the average age of girls forced into marriage is also lowest. Frequently, they are married off to much older men. In the episode shot in Ethiopia, we will introduce you an organization called Yenega Tesfa, which takes care of street children. Girls often escape their villages to avoid being married off, and many of them end up on the streets of big cities. We kindly invite you to watch the episode available in Polish at:,1991/odcinek-7,S02E07,50665.html

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