Married at 3, divorced at 7 — a graphic novel

Meet Bayush and her friends:

> 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



From preventing FGM to ending child marriage, find out how the UK is helping girls and women around the world

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store


We are the Department for International Development (DFID). We lead the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. Writing on #UKaid and #GlobalDev @DFID_UK