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The international conference on ‘Women in Science,Innovation and Development’, the first in Ethiopia was hosted by Mekelle University from April 10 to 12 at Mekelle University in Mekelle, Ethiopia. The conference was a result ofMekele University’s appreciation of the disproportionate share of women inscience,research and leadership in the country and globally. The conference, therefore, was aimed at shedding light to the challenge and provide opportunities for young female scientists to communicate and network withwell established professionals around the globe and provide a platform where female scientists communicate and share theirideas,experiences and challenges. High profile women professionals,dignatorymemebrs of the community,federal and regional ministers( H.E Mrs. Demitu Hambisa,Minister of Women andChilderenAffarirs; H.E Mahbuba Adem,Stateminster of justice;H.E Kedisan Nega from Tigray regional state council) gender focal persons and academicians from all the 33 universities in Ethiopia, renowned scientists,humanitarians, innovators and entrepreneurs were cordially invited to give their key messages at the event.


11 January 2017


AWiB, upon hearing the unsettling news of the UK Parliament decision to pull DFID support to YEGNA, a program which has been instrumental for addressing core issues of the unspoken, unseen, and therefore easy to put in hiding the trials of women and young girls, skillfully crafted to get to people's hearts and minds and changing millions as a result, asks the global community to read our article below and start a conversation. Dialogue is the first step to change! 

Understand not Underestimate - YEGNA’s contribution to Social Transformation


 Antonio Guterres, who has started his term on New Years Day 2017 , has appointed three women to senior positions at the UN. Guterres , himself a former prime minister of Portugal and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has committed to "gender parity... from top to bottom in the U.N." and accordingly appointed Amina J. Mohammed to serve as UN deputy chief while Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti who is from Brazil is now Chief de Cabinet. The last appointee hails from the Republic of Korea - Kyung wha Kang - will hold the newly-created position of Special Advisor on Policy. Read More .....


What do a blind Jordanian music teacher, an acid attack victim from Colombia, an octogenarian educator from the US, a palliative nurse from Malawi and a bionic pop artist from Latvia have in common? They all made the list of BBC's 100 Women 2016.

These thought –provoking and courageous women all have stories that we can all learn from, be inspired by and help restore our faith in the good that's in the world.

Launched in 2013 as a series of stories covering a broad range of topics such as education, healthcare, equal pay, domestic violence and sexual abuse, the BBC 100 Women was designed to address the lack of content from and about women. A brain child of BBC editor Fiona Crack and fellow BBC journalist Lilian Lando, the series focuses on the issues and achievements of women in contemporary society. Each year, women who are already famous as well as relatively unknown faces who have made worthwhile contributions to humankind are profiled with viewers participating via Twitter before and after the list is made official.

For more on the 2016 list... BBC 100 Women 2016: Who is on the list? - BBC News 



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