Blogging for Choice

Today is Blog for Choice day in the US. Every year for the past six years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been virtually gathering bloggers to get people talking on issues surrounding reproductive rights in celebration of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The question for this year – “Given the anti-choice gains in the states…

Banking on Women

It has been almost 17 years since Ethiopia entered the sphere of private sector banking. Since 1994 the country has witnessed the birth of a small albeit profitable financial sector with around 18 commercial banks and a growing number of microfinance institutions working the stage. Where do women find themselves amidst this growing banking sector…

The ‘G’ Word

I have been back in Ethiopia now for close to three months and I’ve had many opportunities to network. Every time I talk to people who don’t necessarily work around my area of interest, I get an “Ohhhh, you’re one of them” look. Most of these looks come from men. Sometime in October 2010 I…