“I Stopped My Own Wedding At 12”

By Susannah Birkwood


Meet Yekaba. When she was 12, her parents were busy arranging her marriage without her knowledge. When she found out, she managed to alert her teachers and everyone she could think of in her rural community in northern Ethiopia to persuade her father to cancel the wedding.

This is her story from the Amhara region:

Filmed by: Maheder Haileselassie / Produced by: Rachael Chilton

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