Increase in education = decrease in child marriage
To keep girls in school, DFID support also makes grants available to targeted households.
Education is the strongest predictor of marriage age so staying in school is key for Bayush (far left) and her friends.
In partnership with the Government of Ethiopia, the DFID-funded Finote Hiwot programme is helping at least 37,500 adolescent girls, and indirectly many more, to avoid child marriage in Ethiopia.
Picture: Jessica Lea/Department for International Development