Child protection and harmful traditional practices: female early marriage and genital modification in Ethiopia

  title={Child protection and harmful traditional practices: female early marriage and genital modification in Ethiopia},
  author={Joseph Boyden and Alula Pankhurst and Yisak Tafere},
  journal={Development in Practice},
  pages={510 - 522}
This article explores divergent perspectives on female early marriage and genital modification in Ethiopia. It contrasts international norms and research evidence with local understandings, the latter focusing on the part these practices play in securing family social heritage, well-being of girls, and their transition to adulthood. The article explains the persistence of these practices in the face of campaigns to eliminate them and questions assumptions behind the international child… 
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