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Sky News, a leading television news channel in the United Kingdom, broadcast an interview with Alemtsahye Gebrekidan, founder of the Former Child Wives Foundation. The interview focused on Alem’s on personal experiences and what she thinks can be done to address child marriage, a global problem.

 

Click here to watch the interview.

The Daily Mail, an influential newspaper in the UK, published an interview with Alemtsahye Gebrekidan, founder of the Former Child Wives Foundation, in which she recounts her personal experience of child marriage.

“A girl who is married as a child is one whose potential will not be fulfilled.”

Click here to read the full story.

Our members and regular service users come from different tribal, religious, age  and national backgrounds in Ethiopia and across Africa.  They are united by a cruel cultural tradition of child marriage, which is child sex abuse by another name.

We offer free and confidential advice, information and practical support services including:

  • A welcoming and forum for networking, sharing ideas and experiences, and finding solution to the common problems faced by the former child wives in the UK;
  • Translation;
  • Sexual violence and exploitation
  • Sexual health;
  • Empowerment through advice and infoormation
  • Advocacy
  • Social and practical skill training;
  • Referral to specialist agencies;
  • Relaxation through cultural activities such as story-telling, drama, music and dance.

 

Alemtsahye Gebrekidan – Chairperson

Agnes Berhane Adongo

Fistum Weldu – Treasurer