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AWiB Events Upcoming Event Redefining the Role of Ethiopian Women: Intergenerational Experiences in the Ethiopian Women’s Movements
14 August 2017 Written by 

Redefining the Role of Ethiopian Women: Intergenerational Experiences in the Ethiopian Women’s Movements

Historically, Ethiopian women’s place in the public and political sphere may have been marginal and largely hidden but it is always present, increasing over time. While women have been organizing and associating throughout Ethiopian history, we are now witnessing an unprecedented rise in women’s organizing focused on gender equality and women’s rights, some openly identifying as feminist. Most of these groups have hadbasis in the school system, predominantly that of Addis Ababa University.

In recognizing that increasing the roles for women in the public sphere fundamentally impacts change in gender roles within the society, at the work place as well as within the home, AWiB asks the major players of different generations of the Women’s movements in universities their experiences in organizing. This occasion sets the platform for an intergenerational dialogue among leaders of women’s movements in Ethiopian universities, further asking, are we currently witnessing the rise of a new wave of women’s movement in Ethiopia?

  • Is there or has there ever been a women’s movement in Ethiopia?
  • What does it look like from the perspective of the speakers form different generations?
  • What were the highlights of the women’s movement among the different generations?
  • What is the current state of the Ethiopian women’s movement?
  • How should we envision the way forward?

Speakers

Mebrat Beyene 

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Aster Zaoude

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Helena Birhanu

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Date: Thursday September 7th, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM network; 6:30 PM program

Venue: The Mosaic Hotel

Moderator: Sewit Haileselassie Tadesse

Investment: 300 Birr members; 350 Birr non members

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