Fikir, Tigist and Fiteh are the protagonists of The Tibeb Girls, the animated cartoon that is having great success in Ethiopia. They are Love, Patience and Justice (these are the meanings of their names), super-heroines who fight to support the rights of little girls and young women to be educated, to take care of themselves and to build their future autonomously. Indeed, according to the UN Girl Up Campaign, in this African country only 38 per cent of girls between 15 and 24 have been to school, 1 in 5 have married under 15 and 12 per cent of those between the ages of 15 and 19 are mothers or are expecting their first child. When a girl is in some difficulty, the three Tibeb Girls (tibeb in Aramaic means wisdom) intervene with their super-powers. The aim is to help young Ethiopian girls in daily life to hone their weapons in order to decide on their own lives.
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