The plight of a former child wife.

Without the ability to read and write,

all other Millennium Development Goals are beyond the reach of this former child wife. 

But her life need not remain a misery if you support us


Alemtsahye (Alem) Gebrekidan

I was married at 10. While 12 years old girls in the UK and other developed countries were starting in High School, mastering computer skills and passing time by playing with baby dolls; I was already a married mother, juggling child-care with other domestic chores including walking long distances to look for food and water for my husband and children.

Parliament speaks.

Alemtsahye Gebrekidan Presenting a Prition at No 10 Downing Street30.July 2011. The representatives of the ‘Former Child Wives’ Foundation’, also known as the ‘Campaign Against Child Marriage in Ethiopia’ are received at the British Prime Minister’s Office at No 10 Downing Street to present a petition regarding child marriage and the UN Millennium Development Goals.

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