“I told my father there was no way I’d be getting married at 13”
My disability won’t stop me living my life
14-year-old Nyaluak and her family have been living in a refugee camp in Gambella since the beginning of 2017. While on their way to Ethiopia, they traveled for five days on foot through the forest. While moving through the forest Nyaluak was bitten by a snake on the leg.
“I am a free girl now, and studying hard to become a doctor”
In southern Ethiopia, the custom of abducting girls and forcing them into marriage remains a deeply rooted tradition in many communities. Hirut, 15, was just 12 when a group of men tried to kidnap her while she was on her way home from school.
El Nino: Aid helps malnourished children recover
Plan International is providing emergency aid to the areas worst affected by the El Niño-induced drought in Northern Ethiopia to help children suffering from malnutrition.
Men speak out about FGM
Plan International Ethiopia is working alongside communities to end FGM. As a result, boys and men are taking action to protect girls from harmful practices.
The Uncut Girls’ Club
Over 50 inspiring girls make up the Uncut Girls’ Club, which meets in a Plan International-supported school in Bona Zuria, Ethiopia, to educate members on the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation. From there, they spread the message to help put an end to this harmful practice.