27June2017

AWiB Team

AWiB Team

Tanzania President John Magufuli has said girls will not be allowed back to school after giving birth during his administration.

He accused civil society organisations, which have been urging the government to permit teen mothers to re-enter the education system, of being used by foreign agents.

The president was addressing residents of Bagamoyo during a three-day tour of the Coast region.

"There are many things that the girls can do after delivery; they can join VETA (Vocational Education Training Authority centres) and learn sewing and farming," he said.

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Source: http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:05

A Great Teacher: Living Like Water

by Madisyn Taylor

Water is a great teacher that shows us how to move through the world with grace, ease, determination, and humility.

The journey of water as it flows upon the earth can be a mirror of our own paths through life. Water begins its residence on earth as it falls from the sky or melts from ice and streams down a mountain into a tributary or stream. In the same way, we come into the world and begin our lives on earth. Like a river that flows within the confines of its banks, we are born with certain defining characteristics that govern our identity. We are born in a specific time and place, within a specific family, and with certain gifts and challenges. Within these parameters, we move through life, encountering many twists, turns, and obstacles along the way just as a river flows. 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:05

A Great Teacher: Living Like Water

by Madisyn Taylor

Water is a great teacher that shows us how to move through the world with grace, ease, determination, and humility.

The journey of water as it flows upon the earth can be a mirror of our own paths through life. Water begins its residence on earth as it falls from the sky or melts from ice and streams down a mountain into a tributary or stream. In the same way, we come into the world and begin our lives on earth. Like a river that flows within the confines of its banks, we are born with certain defining characteristics that govern our identity. We are born in a specific time and place, within a specific family, and with certain gifts and challenges. Within these parameters, we move through life, encountering many twists, turns, and obstacles along the way just as a river flows. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 09:37

Purpose: Evolution through Exploration

By Madisyn Taylor

Humans for the most part are not born consciously knowing what their purpose is and it must be found through exploration.

Most living things belong to a particular soul group and are born knowing their purpose in life. An animal will spend its day foraging for food, taking care of itself and its young, and creating a home. No one tells an animal to do this, yet it instinctively knows how.  Humans, for the most part, are not born consciously knowing what their purpose is.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 09:31

Setaweet Events

Setaweet Collaborative Event:

On June 24, Setaweet presents to you "Setaweet collaborative Event" with our very own very good partners, Yellow Movement of AAU to have a "Conversation on the Male Feminist Journey".  This conversation is important to shine a light on the fact that men can also be feminist too. It will help to dismantle the old legend of the feminist being ‘bitter women’. This event will be held at 6 Kilo, Addis Ababa University, Law School, Room No-4. To be admitted to the AAU compound, please bring your IDs.

While the dearth of women in leadership globally has been widely discussed, the factors that propel or deter women into key decision-making positions in the public and private sectors in Ethiopia have not been exhaustively examined and articulated. A commonly held perspective with regards to enhancing women’s political and corporate leadership in Ethiopia is that Ethiopian women themselves are reluctant to claim such positions and/or not ambitious enough to claim power. On the lack of or limited number of females in senior positions within public or private enterprises and political decision-making spaces, some decision-makers share that when qualified women are offered such positions, they are hesitant in taking up the opportunity. Furthermore, a few women themselves share that they have declined offers of promotions up the leadership pipeline for various reasons including feeling inadequate to fulfill the role; double-burdened or unsupported within their respective organizations, homes or communities.

July is our time to showcase our AWiBers-- the Bold and the Beautiful! Where failure is not an option.

We present to you three magnificent women to let us in on their secret.

All these three Gems have plenty of lessons and laughter to share with us.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:50

RTD Recap on Change and Consequences

Change and Consequences was the title of the round table discussion (RTD) that took place on Saturday 10th June 2017 at AWiB’s Resource Center (ARC). Eight participated in this RTD facilitated by Meti Shewaye Yilma, AWiB’s President Elect.

The discussion was kicked off with introduction and what participants feel about change. The response was mixed. Few think of change as positive, one as negative but most of them have mixed feelings about change.

Change is perceived as positive or negative depending on the situation and circumstances. The terms we associate with change differ based on our experience during change; we call it growth when we enjoy it and hardship when we endure. We label change as negative when the consequences seem insecure, unpredictable, unsafe and unknown. We recognize it as positive when we feel we have more control over the consequences.

AWiB’s June monthly seminar was a descriptive look at the main bodies in government directly related to investment, trade and taxes. Each bureau, as listed below, plays an essential part in one’s decision to invest in Ethiopia. Individually each institution provides support as well as encouragement to anyone aiming to start a business in Ethiopia, invest with foreign institutions and contribute to the country’s economical development.

Although the bureaucratic ordeals are many, the fruitful success of the end goal of investing in Ethiopia is well worth the struggle. One must understand first and foremost that Ethiopia being a developing country carries its own set of obstacles, as the country is aggressively rearranging its government bodies and private institutions to better suit the willing and able domestic and foreign business investor in all sectors. Of the many topics covered during the seminar, the most imperative point that all the invited speakers wanted to convey was just that. 

Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:36

AWSAD Opens a Safe House in Hawassa

The new AWSAD safe house in Hawassa town
The new AWSAD safe house in Hawassa town

AWSAD has inaugurated its fifth safe house in the city of Hawassa on May 13th 2017. The Hawassa safe house, set up with financial support from UNFPA, will have a capacity to serve 30 women and girl survivors of violence coming from the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Like the other AWSAD safe houses, the Hawassa safe house provides comprehensive rehabilitation and reintegration services including psychological counselling, skills training, legal follow-up and reintegration. 

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony,Fantaye Gezahegn, Deputy Head of Charities and Societies Agency, said, “Because the only organization in Hawassa that used to provide similar services closed down recently, this new AWSAD safe house is just in time.”

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