How Ethiopia Ended Family Law Discrimination

Meaza Ashenafi, Board Chairperson of Ethiopia's Enat Bank, describes how her country was able to amend its' family law to eliminate discrimination against women. The effort started in 1995 when Ethiopia developed a new constitution, which included progressive provisions by an international convention. Once a women's bill of rights was in the constitution, civil society organizations began to audit subordinate laws and identify discriminatory features. Public opinion was then mobilized against these laws, and civil society groups submitted proposals to the government to amend discriminatory laws. The government deserves credit for being so responsive, says Ashenafi. Other countries haven't been as receptive as Ethiopia, and many groups are still fighting discrimination against women.  
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በዳላስና በፎርትዎርዝ የሚገኘው የኢትዮጵያ የሴቶች ድርጅት።

Inspiration for Ethiopian Women- Alfa Dememelash.

like this Ethiopian girl, the rest of you Ethiopian women/girls should focus in education, do not fall into the same pitfall that black Americans have already fall into- which is focusing in music and sport but not in education.., music and sport works only for very few, education works for the mass, moreover it is not sport or music that will build our homeland end our life in exile but it is mastery of Science and technology through education....get rid of the spirit of rap music, get rid of the spirit of fame, get rid of the influence of the non-Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines launches its first all female flight crew

Ethiopian Airlines on Wednesday launched an all-female crew on one of its long-haul flights from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa to Bangkok, Thailand. All controls, not just the pilots but cabin crew and safety staff, were by women.

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Sahle-Work Zewde is an Ethiopian diplomat and the current President of Ethiopia, the first woman to hold the office. She was elected president unanimously by members of the Federal Parliamentary Assembly on 25 October 2018. Ethiopian Ambassador to Senegal with accreditation to Mali, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia and Guinea A veteran in the Ethiopian foreign service, Sahle-Work served as Ambassador to Senegal,[6] with accreditation to Mali, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia and Guinea, from 1989 to 1993. From 1993 to 2002, she was Ambassador to Djibouti and Permanent Representative to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).[7][8] She later served as Ambassador to France,[6]Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and accredited to Tunisia and Morocco from 2002 to 2006.[9] Sahle-Work subsequently held a number of other high level positions including as Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and as Director-General for African Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.[9] Career with the United NationsEdit Until 2011, Sahle-Work served as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA).[10] In 2011, Ban appointed Sahle-Work as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).[11] In June 2018, Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Sahle-Work as his Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) at the level of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.[9]She was the first woman to hold the post. President of Ethiopia Sahle-Work was appointed as President of Ethiopia on 25 October 2018, the first woman to serve in the role[12] and the fourth president since the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition came to power.[13] She replaced Mulatu Teshome, who resigned in unclear circumstances, and Sahle-Work is expected to serve two six-year terms.[5] Sahle-Work's appointment makes her Africa's only serving female head of state.[5]  
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Published on Oct 26, 2018

Tigist G: Removing Obstacles for Young Women in Ethiopia

Tigist works closely with young women in Ethiopia at a school that gives girls an education and teaches them about early marriage and family planning, so that they may have support. Packard Foundation grantee, Oromia Development Association, provides tutorial services for girls, so that they may stay in school.


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Ivanka Trump meets with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde

Ivanka, 37, visited with President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa to promote the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The first daughter wore a $1,655 Wickstead's floral dress for the meeting. She paired to look with white heels and wore her hair straight on Monday. The White House senior adviser will tour the city before heading to Ivory Coast. Ivanka first touched down in Addis Ababa early Sunday morning where she met with the Ethiopian Women in Coffee Association on Instagram early Sunday. On Monday morning, she visited the Holy Trinity Cathedral to mourn the people who died in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash last month.