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Freweini Mebrahtu An Ethiopian ‘Hero’ Works to Give Girls Back Their Dignity

Freweini Mebrahtu An Ethiopian ‘Hero’ Works to Give Girls Back Their Dignity

Freweini Mebrahtu remembers when she returned to her home village in northern Ethiopia and saw women squatting over holes in the ground. Without any sanitary pads to use during their menstrual period, they were stuck in this undignified position. “How is that possible? And they were telling me that they don’t even use underwear,” she […]

Ethiopian Equity Champion Freweini Mebrahtu Named 2019 CNN Hero

Ethiopian Equity Champion Freweini Mebrahtu Named 2019 CNN Hero

Freweini Mebrahtu is an Ethiopian chemical engineer who designed and patented a reusable menstrual pad and founded the Mariam Seba Sanitary Products factory where these are manufactured. For her work and efforts towards period equity in Ethiopia, she has been named a 2019 CNN Hero. After getting her chemical engineering degree from P&V University in […]