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Etalemahu Fikre Taddesse awarded certificate of appreciation to the messenger of World Peace!!

Etalemahu Fikre Taddesse, Founder, President & CEO of the Ethiopian Women’s Organization for all Women was among the recipients to receive a Certificate of appreciation in recognition of outstanding contribution to world peace as a messenger of peace and devotion to social service on May 1st 2017 in Carson City California. 

Mrs. Taddesse has been working together with the International Women’s Peace Group (“IWPG”) since 2014, actively working to raise awareness for women’s rights and to leave peace as a legacy to the future generations of our children. She attended and was a speaker in various peace forums held in Seoul, Korea and Los Angeles to educate the youth, especially young women to understand their rights as women living in their communities. Mrs. Taddesse has shown tremendous effort and passion in working to raise awareness for immigrant women and their children living in a foreign country not their own, through speaking at various peace forums; she is also collaborating with our non-profit organization such to assist in planning for and developing peace education for our school systems today.

About IWPG: 

IWPG is a coalition of influential women leaders and women organizations around the world working toward peace-building initiatives. IWPG works under the leadership of Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim, who has toured around the world 23 times, meeting current and former heads of states, religious representatives, and media to ignite the duty to protect the future generations from war in the hearts of women.


9. Sheryl Sandberg
​​Sheryl Sandberg holds an MBA from Harvard, has worked at Google and was responsible for turning Facebook into a money-making venture from 2008 to 2010. She shows no sign of slowing down. Last year Sandberg inspired women around the world with her book Lean IN: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which also has a movie deal with Sony Pictures. She has featured on other 'top' lists, includingThe Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Time magazine. Watch: Sheryl Sandberg's TED talk, "Why we have too few women leaders"

8. Michelle Obama

​Presently the First Lady of the US, Michelle Obama is a lawyer and writer who is passionate about healthy lifestyles, battling childhood obesity and raising poverty awareness. She also advocates for LGBT rights. The 50-year-old holds a law degree from Harvard, and has become a powerful role model for girls and women around the world.

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​In February this year, Yellen became the first woman to hold the position of Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System after four years as Vice Chair. The 67-year-old has a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University, as well honorary doctorates from Brown and Bard College. She will receive one from the London School of Economics later this year. She is known for her concern about unemployment and its effects of hardship and stress on families.

3. Melinda Gates

She's been honoured with an Order of the British Empire and is the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation is guided by the belief that every life has equal value and it has set up programs to improve global health, particularly for women and children. The 49-year-old and her husband Bill Gates were named Time magazine's Persons of the Year along with Bono. She has an honorary degree from the University of Cambridge and an honorary doctorate from Duke University.
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The first woman president of Brazil, she fought against the military dictatorship during the 1960s before being arrested, jailed and tortured between 1970 and 1972. The 66-year-old has changed her political views from Marxism to capitalism and advocates for women's rights. In 2009 she was the first woman to open a session of the United Nations General Assembly. She has received awards from both Bulgaria and Spain.


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​​Founded March 21st 2004, by Etalemahu Fikre Taddesse, Ethiopian women's Organization is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, and non religious 501(C)(3) organization that is located ​in the DFW metroplex committed to improving the lives of women.At the core of its work and approaches is a belief that achieving gender equality is essential for development, democracy, and progress. We believe that women are critical development actors and can be powerful catalysts for social change. They play vital care- giving roles to children, the aged, and the disadvantaged. They are often the keepers of culture and the mediators during conflict. Ethiopian Woman's Organization mobilizes women to achieve equality. Their equality is essential to building stronger families, communities, and societies. We envision a world in which women are able to fulfill their dreams free from the constraints of poverty and inequality and their full worth is realized and valued. To ensure that women control more resources and have a voice in decision making. As defined in our articles (by law) the Organization pursues the following specific objectives: ​  
  ▪ The elimination of all forms of legally and traditionally sanctioned discrimination against women.     ​    
 ▪ The ensuring of equal treatment of women with men in education, employment, access to public services and benefits.      ​   
  ▪ The advocacy of remedial and affirmative measures for women to redress accumulated consequences of discriminations.Therfore, due to woman's disadvantageous position in society (eg. Financial dependence and society distorted concept of women eg dependant of a male protector) women are unable to stand up for their rights. It has been an ongoing struggle to overcome but we are dedicated to helping women to remove their pain, overwhelming fear, so that they be grounded and feel confident enough to step into their God-Given Potential. the organization dealing with a lot of women issues esp. in domestic violence, abusers come in all shapes and sizes. They can be a male or female. They can be a parent or a spouse. No- one knows what triggers an abuser to become hostile. It may be a memory of a past incident that they have experienced.It may be a chemical imbalance. Most of the time, an abuser will scream and shout and become demeaning because they have sense defeat and the loss of control. They are always looking for approval because if you don't comply, there is always a price to pay.

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Next up is, Etalemahu Taddesse. Born in Ethiopia, Etalemahu now resides in Dallas with her husband and 2 girls. 

She has many achievements including: 
-2010 humanitarian Award by Ethiopian Community of Dallas, Texas
-2013 The Global Children helping hands, Inc. appointed me as an ambassador for Ethiopian Children
-2013 the winner of the Face of change, by African Pageant of USA
-2014 I was invited to Seoul, South Korea as one of the VIP for world women for world peace conference by IWPG (International Woman peace group) and HWPL (Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light)
-2015 I was invited by HWPL and IWPG to Cerritos, California as one of the guest speaker for world peace
-Also work as a volunteer for 990Am and 700Am, Ethiopian women’s organization for all women weekly Radio station as an Executive producer and principal host from August 19, 2009 to July 1st 2016

Muzvare- Her Royal Highness Princess Betty Makoni

 In her latest poetry Book The Inspiring and Empowering World of  Muzvare Betty Makoni gave  her own personal latest poetry book to Ethiopian Women's Organization 4 all Women Founder,  President and CEO Etalemahu Fikre Taddesse at IWPG (International Women's Peace Group )  Summit in Seoul, South Korea September 18, 2014.

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equality,peace and justice. By empowering women, it assists with access to
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the transition and overcome cultural and language barrier challenges.

We believe that women are critical development actors and can be powerful catalysts for social change. They play vital care- giving roles to children, the aged, and the disadvantaged. They are often the keepers of culture and the mediators during conflict

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Hillary Clinton holds a law degree from Yale University, as well as many honorary doctorates. She is well-known for her foray in politics, as the former US Secretary of State, the first and only female senator in New York and previously as the First Lady to President Bill Clinton. The 66-year-old is expected to stand for presidency in the 2016 US elections and has a memoir, Hard Choices, due to be released in the next few weeks. The initial print run of one million copies has already sold out.

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​Virginia Rometty was the first female CEO of IBM with a bachelor's degree in computer science and electrical engineering who began her working life at General Motors. The 56-year-old is known for her management style and what she calls "strategic belief". In an interview with CNN she said "most of us have workforces that are very bright, very intelligent, that want to be engaged in a broad way. This idea of a strategic belief is saying that you can agree amongst the firm for the future, on some really big arcs of change, I would call them."

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On June 16, 2017 I was awarded the Immigrant Advocate Journey Award for being of the Ethiopian Women’s organization for all women, Founder and President in recognition of making a positive impact on the lives of immigrants as an Advocator.Type your paragraph here.

Muzvare Betty Makoni (BA Gen, BA Special Honours) is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Girl Child Network Worldwide. Muzvare (Her Royal Highness Fourth Generation of women of the Royal Family of Makoni in Manicaland in Zimbabwe.

Officially conferred with title on 1 June 2001). Recently she was selected to be in the team of UK experts for Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative for FCO as a gender based violence expert. She is CNN Hero for 2009 category for Protecting the Powerless and was honoured by UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman.

Betty Makoni has over 40 global awards including Decade Child Rights Hero alongside President Nelson Mandela, Ashoka Fellow as part of Global Network of social innovators who have changed lives in their communities and beyond. Recently, she was crowned Pan African Princess by Princess Deun Adedoyin Solarin.

Many awards from grassroots to the UN honour her work for excellence, innovation and passion for girls and women’s rights. She was selected amongst 150 women who shake the world-News of the World-2011, Top 12 List of African Caribbean Women in UK and Europe-AfroNews 2013, was featured in Metro UK as Woman of Courage -2013. She is a Published Author, Poet and the most well sought after Speaker, Mentor and Coach. It is believed that Muzvare Betty Makoni work features on all major mainsfream media around the world making it the most globally covered work of one of the once poorest girls in the world of the 1980s. 

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