February 5, 2021 Courtney Carr No Comments

Catalyzing Multisectoral Collaborations to Prevent Early Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation in Ethiopia

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Resource author(s): Heran Tadesse , , Heran Tadesse ,

Key topics: Gender and Inclusive Development, Health, Technical Assistance

Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa

Related countries: Ethiopia


Heran Tadesse shared this presentation on a panel called “Transforming Harmful Social Norms: Ending Early Forced Marriage and FGM” at the 2018 Gender 360 Summit. She shared her experience working on USAID’s Transform: Primary Health Care project, the goal of which is to prevent maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia. Since early marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) negatively affect maternal health, ending these is a prime objective of the activity. The presentation reviews background on the legal and cultural status of FGM/C in Ethiopia and how the Transform: Primary Health Care project is intervening to help.

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Courtney Carr is EnCompass’ Communications Specialist, supporting the internal and external messaging and communications initiatives. She brings her knowledge and skills in writing, social media, video production, event planning and television news and radio production to the position. Before joining EnCompass, Ms. Carr worked at Community Science as a business development coordinator. She received her BA in Broadcast Journalism at Pennsylvania State University and holds a MA in Strategic Communication from American University.

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