TIZEZEW, campaigns to end child marriage, Ethiopia
Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of early marriage in sub-Saharan Africa.
In partnership with the Government of Ethiopia, DFID-funded Finote Hiwot is helping at least 37,500 adolescent girls, and indirectly many more, to avoid child marriage in Ethiopia.
Thirty-old-year-old Tizezew works for Finote Hiwot and sees the change the programme is making to girls’ lives.
“Now the community and the students are leading the conversations,” she says. “People from every part of the community - from religious leaders to schools - are talking. They’re coming up with solutions on the ground. To see the voice of change passing down from Finote Hiwot, to community facilitators to schools, to girls, it makes me feel proud.”
Picture: Jessica Lea/DFID