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NGOs undertook activities aligned to the Ethiopian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EEITI)

The beneficiaries of the second phase of the Ethiopia-EU Civil Society fund II, the Union of Ethiopian Women Charitable Associations (UEWCA) and Mejejegwo Loka Women Development Association (MLWDA) in collaboration with the regional government bureaus organised an orientation workshop on the role of CS on EEITI on the 19th and 20th of October 2017 in Assosa. Read more

Situations of Women inmates with their children assessed & preschool facility for children residing with their mothers in Hawassa correction Centre inaugurated

On September 30, 2017, Initiative for Improving Standards of Prison (IISP) organized a validation session of an assessment conducted on the situations of women incarcerated with their children in four zonal correction centers of SNNPR and a handover event of a preschool facility constructed and furnished in the compounds of Hawassa correction center. IISP undertook these activities with the small grant received from the European Union Civil Society Fund II Programme in Ethiopia in February 2017. During the validation session 37 participants (12 women) drawn from the regional commissions for administration of Prisons and Human Rights, from administration of target correction centers and representatives of civil society have took part. Click here for more


Using the following link you can access EIDHR's call for proposals
Reference: EuropeAid/155232/DH/ACT/Multi
Published 25/09/2017
Deadline 9 November 2017 at 16:00 (Brussels time)

EDCTP Call for Proposals: Clinical Trials to Reduce Health Inequities in Pregnant Women, Newborns and Children

Using the following link you can access the EDCTP call for proposals: Clinical Trials to Reduce Health Inequities in Pregnant Women, Newborns and Children

Fire Africa Grant 2017 Call for proposal

Using the following link you can access the Call for proposal- Fire Africa Grant 2017 



Media strategy workshop for gender equality and fight against gender based violence (GBV) in progress!!!

The Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations (NEWA) and Women Can Do It (WCDI) are commencing Training Workshop on Media Advocacy with the support from CSFII Programme.  The aim is to equip the media personnel with techniques and strategies to complement their efforts in providing quality and standard messages in promoting gender equality and the fight against gender based violence (GBV).

The training-workshop is taking place in AA, Ras Hotel for two-days, June 28-29, 2017. 38 persons from Media houses operating at national and AA city, including EBC, AA TV, all FM Radios, and print Medias, such as Addis Admas are attending, out of which 30 are women.

During her visit, Mrs. Stephanie Carrette, Programme Manager and Gender Focal Person of the CSF Programme, noted in her remark that such intervention, a new of its kind, at least from recent years, is highly appreciable. The promotion of gender equality and the fight against gender based violence cannot go far without the active engagement of the Media. Hence, she emphasized that such capacity building is decisive as is the commitment of the participants and the Medias they are representing. She also wished a success in the effective completion of the workshop and future engagement of the Ethiopian media towards achieving gender equality in socio-economic, political, and legal aspects. 

CSO Platform

On May 31, 2017 the CSF partners inaugurated their platform at Azzeman Hotel.  During the inaugural meeting selected partners shared experiences under the theme “Strengthening community based organizations and other groups.”  Presenters were Ato Gemechu Birhanu from OPA, Ato Berihu G/medhin from ACSOT, Ato Tamirat Getahun from KMG and Ato Yosef Akalu from CoSAP.  Presentations in the links below:

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International Women Day

The Ethiopian Elderly and pensioners national Association (EEPNA) with its partners linked up its effort to celebrate the 2017 World Women’s Day with special focus on older women on March 14th in collaboration with ENIREDADA older people care Association. The aim of the event was to celebrate women and more specifically using this opportunity to raise the awareness of a large crowd about role, contributions and challenges of older women in Ethiopia.
The event was held on 14th March 2017 at ENIREDADA Older People Care Association Compound. The occasion saw the participation of 114 people comprised of representatives from older people, government, women’s federations, partners, staffs, as well as media, of which over 80 % (78), were women.
The celebration was marked by speeches and presentations, mainly on the topic of women’s day, however also offered a stage for success stories from older women beneficiaries. The event was marked by opening speeches from EEPNA vice board (Getachew Kiflu) and Social Security Agency officials (Yeshareg head of Women Directorate), EU-CSF II (Gimbwogish) and HelpAge representatives (Aman Wabe senior official), three case stories from older women IGA beneficiaries, briefings from care and support network organizations (Aynalem from care and support and Dawit from ENIREDADA), exhibition works.  The event was further highlighted by music and dance by older women and participants, poems by older women and ceremonial events of joint bread by older women representatives.
Banners bearing the logos of EEPNA, EUD, HelpaAge international and partners having different themes were seen hung at the entrance and inside the hall for all participants to see. In addition, brochures and stickers giving an overview what partners doing were also disseminated to participants. The event was color full in promoting aging issues and requesting a financial access for older women.