According to the World Health Organization, 14.2 million girls under the age of 15 are forced into marriage each year. Alemtsahye Gebrekidan was one of them. At the tender age of 10, she was married off to a 16-year-old boy, gave birth when she was 13 and became widowed at the age of 14. She was then trafficked into Egypt and later to London where she currently resides. Alemtsahye, now 38, has set up a charity to help other former child brides from Ethiopia that is part of Girls Not Brides, a global network of NGOs working to end child marriage. ”I would say to girls, don’t marry. Enjoy your childhood and go to school –– learn. For me, I feel my childhood was robbed. I missed my education –– I ended up empty. I learned everything in London,” she said. 
Read more via Daily Mail.

According to the World Health Organization, 14.2 million girls under the age of 15 are forced into marriage each year. Alemtsahye Gebrekidan was one of them. At the tender age of 10, she was married off to a 16-year-old boy, gave birth when she was 13 and became widowed at the age of 14. She was then trafficked into Egypt and later to London where she currently resides. Alemtsahye, now 38, has set up a charity to help other former child brides from Ethiopia that is part of Girls Not Brides, a global network of NGOs working to end child marriage. ”I would say to girls, don’t marry. Enjoy your childhood and go to school –– learn. For me, I feel my childhood was robbed. I missed my education –– I ended up empty. I learned everything in London,” she said. 

Read more via Daily Mail.

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