Save the Children in Ethiopia actively participated in drafting and finalization of the National Child Policy that has been disseminated and familiarized among wider stakeholders at various levels. The government has also expressed its commitment to develop the implementation strategy that would guide and take the policy forward. Save the Children has been part of the development of this strategy through providing technical and financial support to the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to this end.
Save the Children, in collaboration with West Arsi Zone Women and Children Affairs Office, organized the event to discuss ways of responding to the challenge of harmful traditional practices in Oromia Regional State.
Save the Children put the spotlight on child marriage at the African Union summit in South Africa to accelerate our collective efforts to end child marriage in Africa. Child marriage is a major cause of newborn and maternal mortality. Read the story of Ayelech who lives in a remote village in the Amhara region and find out more about how we are working with partners to help children fulfill their dream and prevent children from becoming mothers.
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