Ethiopia

Pushing Back Against Child Marriage

Child marriage, marriage that takes place before the age of 18, creates vast vulnerabilities in young girls all over the world. However, sub-Saharan African countries have some of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. In low-income countries, families often feel that marrying off their daughters is the only way to ensure their …

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The Importance of Mental Health in Community Transformation

This article was written in collaboration with Tom Jennings. _ We all want to be healthy – in mind, soul, and body. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as, “a state of well-being in which the individual is aware of their own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively …

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Boy in Ethiopia sits against a blue wall smiling upward

What Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Winning the Nobel Peace Prize Means for Ethiopia, Africa, and the World

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, the Ethiopian Prime Minister. Mr. Abiy was born in Ethiopia in 1976 to a Muslim father and Christian mother. He has several degrees, including a doctorate degree in peace and security issues and a master’s degree in transformational leadership. As a teenager, …

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When Mothers Connect, Differences Melt Away

We all have emotions and parts of us that are stirred when we see the faces of underprivileged children from majority world countries. Actually laying eyes on something or someone tends to make it more real. These children’s faces are often dirty or streaked with tears, clothes tattered and worn. They’re usually barefoot. This all …

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