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UN in Action, May 2009 – Life for Ayatu Nure has not turned out as he expected. Once a wealthy landowner, he followed the age-old tradition of his people, and took more than one wife. In fact, he took many wives! This story takes us to Ethiopia to see the family they created, and how rising costs are hindering Ethiopians’ ability to maintain many wives and scores of children.

Script (pdf):
www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1183.pdf