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Like many other Roma women in South-Eastern Europe, Arnela and Sabrina gave birth before turning 18. The two young mothers from Visoko in Bosnia and Herzegovina are sisters-in-law, and they share the experience of having seen their dreams shattered by getting pregnant too early in life.

But there is a way to break the cycle of poverty and early pregnancy. A recent survey shows that Roma girls with secondary education are dramatically less likely to have their first child as an adolescent.