Child Marriage Cancellation: Experiences and Implications

A Qualitative study in Bahir Dar Zuria and Kewet woredas, Amhara region, Ethiopia


Dr. Abeje Berhanu, Dereje Tesema, Belayneh Worku, Almaz Mekonnen, Negest Abebaw, Bereket Andargatchew, Nestanet Fekede, Kalkidan Berhanu , Anke van der Kwaak , Lisa Juanola , Eefje Smet , Maria Codina

This report presents the results of a study conducted within the Yes I Do programme in some of the intervention areas in Amhara region in Ethiopia in 2019 (Bahir Dar Zuria and Kewet woredas). The purpose of the study is to provide insights about the scope and the implications of child marriage cancellation with a focus on the experiences of adolescent girls and boys. The partners of the YES I DO Alliance in Ethiopia identified child marriage cancellation as an existing practice that required deeper exploration in order to inform programs aimed at eliminating child marriage and therefore selected it as the focus theme for this qualitative research.