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This is Teri, a young girl from the Hamar tribe. 
Teri is not yet married, evident as she does not support the hairstyle of little dreadlocks of a married woman. Wife beating is an accepted part of life rather than a taboo, and the convention is that a man will not generally tell his wife why she is being whipped. On the other hand, if a beating is severe then family or neighbours will step in. After the couple have had two or three children, the beating stops.

Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia, 2013.

This is Teri, a young girl from the Hamar tribe.
Teri is not yet married, evident as she does not support the hairstyle of little dreadlocks of a married woman. Wife beating is an accepted part of life rather than a taboo, and the convention is that a man will not generally tell his wife why she is being whipped. On the other hand, if a beating is severe then family or neighbours will step in. After the couple have had two or three children, the beating stops.

Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia, 2013.

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