Wollo, Amhara region
1. Various of victim of child marriage Fentaye Sisay at home with her father and stepmother
2. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Fentaye Sisay, Victim of child marriage :
"When my family tried to give me to my future husband I ran away to my relatives house. I stayed there for a while but one day my family came and took me back and made me get married to him."
3. Various of Fentaye Sisay helping at home
4. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Fentaye Sisay, Victim of child marriage :
"My case was taken to the courts and I had to give evidence, which was against my family. They also went to court many times and finally after all the witnesses had given their sides of the story, my father was punished."
5. Various set ups of Almaz Marye, Women's Affairs, Local Government Office
6. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Almaz Marye, Women's Affairs, Local Government Office :
"The reason early marriage continues is because of our culture. The parents really fear that the girl will have a child out of wedlock. Our mothers say to us that they were married at 12 or 13 and so they don't think it's a problem for their daughters to get married that young. Even if the parents get education, most didn't understand. We need more education about the problems surrounding young girls getting married. There is really a lack of knowledge here."
7. Various of Sisay Disale, Fentaye Sisay's father working at home
8. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Sisay Disale, Fentaye Sisay's father :
"We are surrounded by many traditions here. People around me told me that if I didn't allow the marriage when my parents insisted, in the future people might be cruel to my daughter. They said that I would regret ignoring their wishes, so I just had to let it happen to her to make them all happy. When I gave her to the husband I made him sign a letter to not touch her and I am sure he didn't touch her."
9. Various set ups of Shishige Fantaw, Head of Women's Affairs, Local Government Office
10. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Shishige Fantaw, Head of Women's Affairs, Local Government Office
"It can be dangerous for a child to give birth to a baby because the girl is still developing herself, she could get fistula (injury caused to mother during obstructed birth). If they have children when they are young, they usually can't take care of them well. Also, when they are married against their will they are more likely to want to get divorced or run away if they're unhappy. After that, often their only opportunity for work is to be a prostitute or maid servant. If we want to develop our country, women should be able to be educated, not married."
Woldia, Amhara region
11. Various exterior of Save the Children UK office
12. Various set ups of Teshome Haile from childrens charity Save The Children UK
13. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Teshome Haile, Save The Children UK :
"Child marriage is a big problem in this area. Save the Children is stepping up awareness through advocacy. It is illegal and we are working with local government and community based programmes so that rules against early marriage are enforced. We are trying to ensure that children get their education and are able to marry after 18, when they decide themselves if they want to marry."
Wollo, Amhara region
14. Various Fentaye Sisay on her way to school
15. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Fentaye Sisay, Victim of child marriage :
"I want to go to school and continue my education. If someone in this house tries to stop me I will escape again to my relatives house."
16. Various Fantaye Sisay at school
Ethiopia has one of the most serious problems of child marriage in the world today, according to the Population Council.
She says her battle even involved a court case.
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