Melka's Story

Meet Melka, a 20-year-old Ethiopian woman who was married off by her parents at age 14. Now Melka shares her story and teaches young girls about their rights in an effort to prevent the perpetuation of child marriage in her community. This video is courtesy of ICRW's partner, 10x10.

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