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11 December 2006 - Despite pressure to marry, Ethiopian teen determined to finish her education

Tape#: JN 6219
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Mulu Melka, 13, has refused to marry so she can finish her schooling.

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Production date: 20 April 2006

Duration: 2:08

Keywords: UNICEF, children, girl’s education, early marriage, Ethiopia

Main shooting locations: Alem Gena District, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

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UNICEF's ‘State of the World's Children 2007’: Thirteen-year-old Mulu Melka of Ethiopia refused her parents plans for an arranged marriage, proving that her husband to be carried HIV.

‘The State of the World's Children’ – UNICEF’s flagship annual publication, to be released on 11 December in New York – asserts that gender equality is pivotal to human progress and sustainable development.


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