Married at 3, divorced at 7 — a graphic novel

Meet Bayush and her friends: https://medium.com/@DFID_UK/married-at-3-divorced-at-7-870305832524#.h6mhq74dw

> Overall 1 in 4 women alive today were married before the age of 18 and 1 in 12 before the age of 15.

> Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of early marriage in sub-Saharan Africa. In the Amhara region — where Bayush lives — the average ade is 14.7 years.

> The UK aid funded Finote Hiwot (which means “pathway to life”) programme is helping at least 37,500 adolescent girls, and indirectly many more.

> For more information about the work the UK government is doing to end child marriage visit www.gov.uk/dfid

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