In a place such as Ethiopia, where social supports are often inadequate, adolescent girls struggle to find a path into a healthy and secure adult life. Many adolescent girls struggle with limited access to high-quality education while simultaneously facing traditional practices such as child marriage and health risks such as high maternal death rates and HIV infection. According to Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations foundation, only 38% of girls and young women between the ages of 15-24 in Ethiopia are literate, one in five girls is married before the age of 15, and girls ages 15-19 are seven times more likely to be HIV positive than their male peers. Furthermore, 12% of girls between the ages of fifteen and nineteen are mothers or pregnant with their first child.
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