The Validation workshop on Young Marriage and Parenthood Study (YMAPS) was held in Addis Ababa on October 8, 2019. The validation workshop had been organised by Policy Studies Institute (PSI) and Young Lives. Professionals working on children and the youth participated in the workshop. Dr Yisak Tafere from Policy Studies Institute (PSI) presented findings from the YMAPS.There was also a presentation on children marriage experience from a previous Young Lives study. Findings from the presentations showed that there are new trends emerging on child/early marriage practices.
It was mentioned in the workshop that there is a very good opportunity for the policy recommendation from YMAPS to be used because there are many policies on children and youth being developed by various government sectors in Ethiopia.