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Hundreds Of Child Weddings Thwarted In Ethiopia As Coronavirus Locks Girls Out Of Schools

Hundreds Of Child Weddings Thwarted In Ethiopia As Coronavirus Locks Girls Out Of Schools

More than 500 girls have been rescued from child marriage in northern Ethiopia since schools were shut due to the new coronavirus, a regional official said, as fears mount that the pandemic is reversing years of work to stop underage unions. Ethiopia closed its schools in mid-March, sending 26 million children home, where girls face […]

Thousands Of Ethiopian Migrants Quarantined In Universities Wait To Go Home

Thousands Of Ethiopian Migrants Quarantined In Universities Wait To Go Home

Thousands of Ethiopian migrants expelled from the Middle East and African countries are being quarantined in universities in a sign of the strain placed on vulnerable nations by mass deportations amid the coronavirus crisis. Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Somalia and other countries have deported more than 5,000 illegal migrants to Ethiopia since April 1, according to […]

Ethiopia Taps Army Of Women Health Workers To Fight Coronavirus

Ethiopia Taps Army Of Women Health Workers To Fight Coronavirus

In the fight against the new coronavirus, Ethiopia turns to its highly touted women-led workforce of community health workers Masks and hand washing may help stem the coronavirus outbreak but in Ethiopia, health officials are busy deploying another key resource: women. An army of community health workers – many of them women who in the […]

Ethiopian Migrants Suffocate In Container

Ethiopian Migrants Suffocate In Container

 64 Ethiopians suffocated to death in a container that carried them illegally across the border between Malawi and the western Mozambican province of Tete, the independent television station STV reported on Tuesday. According to the Tete provincial health authorities, a further 14 Ethiopians survived. Provincial health director Carla Mosse said the immigration services stopped the […]

Tributes Flow For Trailblazing Australia Doctor Who Saved Women In Ethiopia

Tributes Flow For Trailblazing Australia Doctor Who Saved Women In Ethiopia

An Australian doctor credited for saving the lives of thousands of women suffering from childbirth injuries in Ethiopia has died at the age of 96, with her foundation vowing to carry on her work to eradicate obstetric fistula. Obstetrician and gynaecologist Catherine Hamlin treated more than 60,000 Ethiopian women over the decades, according to her […]

Parliament To Swear In New Attorney General, Ministers Of Health – Women & Children

Parliament To Swear In New Attorney General, Ministers Of Health – Women & Children

The House People’s Representatives (HoPR) in its 14th regular session this morning is expected to approve the appointment of Adanech Abebe as Attorney General, Dr. Liya Tadesse as Minister of Health, Filsan Abdi, as the Minister of Women, Children and Youth, as well as Laqe Ayalew as Minister of Revenue. Adanech, formerly the minister of […]

Social Norms Stop Ethiopian Girls From Making Safe Choices About Pregnancy

Social Norms Stop Ethiopian Girls From Making Safe Choices About Pregnancy

Despite progress in reducing the rate of adolescent pregnancy, more than 16 million adolescent girls globally become parents each year. According to the World Health Organisation, 90% of these young mothers live in the global South. Girls in countries with the highest adolescent fertility rates, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are also the most likely to […]

‘Wave of hope’ To End FGM In Ethiopia As Activist Pioneer Dies

‘Wave of hope’ To End FGM In Ethiopia As Activist Pioneer Dies

Ethiopia’s Bogaletch Gebre – feted for almost eradicating female genital mutilation in her home region – has died, her charity said on Wednesday, as activists vowed to push on with her work. The former scientist and marathon runner’s quiet revolution saved tens of thousands of girls from potential injury or death in Ethiopia, which has […]

Ethiopian Photographer Aida Muluneh Spotlights Impact Of Water Scarcity On Women

Ethiopian Photographer Aida Muluneh Spotlights Impact Of Water Scarcity On Women

A collection of striking photographs set in the arid landscapes of northern Ethiopia aims to spotlight the harsh reality of water scarcity and how it impacts the lives of women across Africa, said artist Aida Muluneh. Muluneh’s “Water Life” series – depicting turbaned, painted women in robes of primary colours of blue, yellow and red, […]

Kenya Wins Vote To Seek UN Security Council Seat

Kenya Wins Vote To Seek UN Security Council Seat

Kenya has been endorsed as a candidate for UN Security Council seat after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The endorsement means Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate for the race for the non-permanent seat for 2021-2022. In a secret ballot on Wednesday morning, Nairobi garnered 37 […]

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