Women living in Ethiopia face a very harsh reality. They live in constant danger and in fear of being abducted, raped, or even forced into marriage.
According to NBC News, kidnapping young girls has been engrained as a marriage custom in Ethiopia. Nearly 70% of marriages in Ethiopia are forced by abduction, and they are generally practiced in the rural, impoverished areas where most of the of the country’s 71 million people live.
That’s why, when we heard of the following story, we just knew we had to share it.
A 12-year-old girl was abducted and beaten by men. The men were trying to force her into a marriage, and she had been missing for a whole week. With her family worried sick and the cops searching frantically for the little girl, it seemed like all hope was lost. But that was until three wild lions saved her life.