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The Huffington Post: Supporting Survivors of Violence in Ethiopia

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The Huffington Post published a story about how survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are finding hope in shelters in Ethiopia.

The article, first published at UN Women, cites Population Council research about the experiences of and attitudes towards sexual violence in the country.

"Harmful practices such as female genital mutilation, abduction and early marriages affected 25 per cent of Ethiopian girls. A 2010 survey by the Population Council and UNFPA revealed that 25 percent of Ethiopian women experienced their first sexual experiences under coercion and there is widespread acceptance of violence against women and girls, among both men and women."

Read more at The Huffington Post.