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It Takes Ethiopia to End Child Marriage

In Ethiopia, 40.3% of girls are married before they reach 18 years old; many are married before they reach 15. 

Child marriage is one of the most challenging situations facing children, especially girls in Ethiopia. For this reason, World Vision in Ethiopia has decided to work towards the elimination of child marriage by 2025, through our It Takes a World to End Child Marriage campaign. The campaign mobilizes communities, parents, children, clubs, Faith-Based Organizations, Community Care Coalition (CCCs) [HI1] and other social entities, along with support from the government, to help spread the word about the negative impacts of child marriage.

Our goal is to contribute towards the national strategy of the government to end child marriage by 2025.

In 2019, through a partnership with the Ethiopian government, World Vision helped stop 300 marriages.

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Learn more about our global campaign to end violence against children

World Vision Ethiopia started It Takes a World campaign to end violence against children at pan African level on 6 Feb. 2017 in Addis Ababa focusing on child marriage aligning to the government's priority.

Following the launching event of the campaign world vision conducted in all regional states of Ethiopia.

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