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A father at North Achefer cancels his daughters' marriage

Ato Abebe Gessese a resident at North Achefer, who has cancelled his daughter’s marriage due to his participation in the CC training tells his personal story:

“It was my mother who urged me to give my daughter in marriage. Accordingly, I followed her instruction, accepted the proposal and decided to give my little daughter in marriage.  At the time my daughter was only one year old. I  slaughtered two oxen for the wedding, in addition to the cereal grain which amounts to ETB 10,000. Now I feel guilty of what I had done to my daughter. The reason for giving my little daughter in a marriage is a cultural influence that came from generation to generation through the lineage of my families.”

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