#BeBoldForChange – “Our Journey as Ethiopian Women – Building a Common Agenda”

On March 9th 2017, Earuyan Solutions facilitated a conversation with around 150 intergenerational women ,on AWiB’s monthly platform, under the title “Our Journey as Ethiopian Women – Building a Common Agenda. The 2017 IWD theme is #BeBoldForChange. The dialogue focused on what it means for Ethiopian women to be bold for change. Towards generating input for…

Yellow Valentine

AfricanFeminism (AF) would like to share details of the #BeMyYellowValentine upcoming event created and sustained by the Yellow Movement team at Addis Ababa University (AAU). Share the love and support struggling female students at AAU cover their basic needs. Both international and Addis Ababa based interested individuals/companies can put in their valentine’s flower order or donate to the…

Involved Fatherhood

As urban living transforms with the demands of modernity, so do cultural norms. And so it is inevitable that gender roles will begin shifting as well. A few weeks back i was thrilled to listen to progressive Ethiopian fathers share their tales of involved fatherhood on the radio. Beyond assuming the role of “provider” to the…

Ethiopia’s First Female Deputy PM

Who: Aster Mamo – executive committee member and recently elected Deputy Chairwoman of the Oromia People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO). OPDO is one of the four parties that comprise the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). She has also been serving as adviser to the PM and government chief whip. What: After the passing of the late Alemayehu…

Can you be a mom and a great CEO?

In this interesting BBC debate moderated by Zainab Badawi, the leading question is can the hand that rock the cradle rock the board room? Two working moms argue it cannot be done without incorporating the added pressure of “perfection” and burdening women while two CEO mothers argue that it can be done and what’s lacking for…