A young Ethiopian girl.
No Forced Marriage
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In many cultures in the undeveloped world, marriages are arranged. In Ethiopia, half of all girls are married before they even get out of elementary school. Reporter Richard Lough ran into the exception -- a 12-year old girl who loved school more than a 22-year old man she never even met but someone her father said she had to marry. The girl refused, moved out of her father’s house, and now lives with an older brother. As a result, both siblings are now shunned by their father. But the girl -- now 15-years old -- continues to get something her father never had -- an education. Richard Lough tells us about it in a reporter’s notebook.
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