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New Pathfinder Publication - Preventing Early Marriage in Ethiopia
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Pathfinder International is pleased to announce the publication of Creating 
Partnerships to Prevent Early Marriage in the Amhara Region.  In the Amhara 
regional state of Ethiopia, 50 percent of girls are married before the age of 
15, often suffering major physical, emotional, economic, and social 
repercussions.  They are at greater risk for reproductive health complications 
and gender-based violence. This article is an overview of the efforts 
Pathfinder and its local partners are taking to prevent early marriage, 
including extensive advocacy with community and religious leaders and community 
and legal interventions through Pathfinder's community-based reproductive 
health programs.  Pathfinder works with women's associations and girls' clubs 
to empower women and girls to fight against harmful traditional practices.

Copies will be sent to each of our field offices.  The article may also be 
viewed and downloaded from the web at
http://www.pathfind.org/Publications_RH_Resources_ASRH

Please forward this announcement to your colleagues who may be interested in 
this information.

Mary K. Burket
Technical Communications Associate
Pathfinder International
9 Galen Street, Suite 217
Watertown, MA 02472 USA
Tel: 617-924-7200
http://www.pathfind.org
mailto:MBurket@pathfind.org

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