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UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. The Children's Rights Portal, dedicated to promoting and defending children's rights (Humanium n.d.), stated that, in Djibouti, early and forced marriages are based in tradition and a [Humanium English version] "common" practice, particularly in rural areas (ibid. According to UNICEF, the early marriage of women in Djibouti is [translation] "rare" and "more frequent" among women who are "poorly educated, who belong to the poorest quintiles, who live in rural areas and who are members of the Afar ethnic group" (Djibouti and UNICEF Dec. In correspondence sent to the Research Directorate on 18 February 2013, a representative of the Djibouti Human Rights Association (Association pour le respect des droits de l'homme à Djibouti, ARDHD) explained how forced marriages are practised within the Afar and Somali ethnic groups.