Project Description


International Center for Research on Women


Content strategy, Reporting, Story development, Writing


The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) wanted to give its audience a window into the lives of girls forced to wed in Ethiopia’s remote Amhara region and show how an ICRW and CARE-Ethiopia project was beginning to make a difference for them. The resulting four-part series grew out of a reporting trip where Gillian spent time with child brides, community members and CARE program managers. The series also ran on Thomson Reuters Foundation TrustLaw Women, and the program was featured in blogs on The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. The stories, photos and videos were used by ICRW as part of an ongoing campaign to address the needs of adolescent girls worldwide. Later, in collaboration with researchers, Gillian wrote Improving the Lives of Married Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia — A Summary of the Evidence, which detailed findings from ICRW’s evaluation of the program.

Out of the Shadows: Child Marriage in Ethiopia series
Innovative Program Gives Hope to Child Brides
The Birds and the Bees—and a Better Future
Making Every Penny Count
Changing the Course

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