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Young Wives' Tales (Ethiopia) 4/5

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School Bd/College/University DVD: $75


Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 15 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1998
Available in French: No

Nibret is just 11 years old. She is being married to a man she has never met before - to cement family ties, secure property, and because there are no schools to provide her with any other choice. What are her chances of surviving the experience? Despite international treaties to protect women's and children's rights, recent statistics show that early marriage is on the increase in many parts of the world, with girls as young as eight or nine married off in areas of North and West Africa, the Sahel and Latin America. This increases exponentially the risk of complications from pregnancy and childbirth for girls whose bodies are not fully developed.

Links: http://www.tve.org - the producerís site