Child Marriage Cancellation in Ethiopia


L Juanola

The YES I DO programme found that arranged child marriages are being cancelled in the Bahir Dar Zuria and Kewet woredas, in the Amhara region in Ethiopia, but there was limited evidence about the implications of the cancellations on the lives of adolescent girls.

This brief highlights the main findings of a study conducted within the YES I DO programme that focused on the experiences of adolescents girls who had cancelled their child marriage. It details some key recommendations for policymakers and programme implementers to further support adolescent girls who want to cancel arranged child marriages.

The publication is also available in Amharic, download here.