Uphold Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women in their Diversity: Intersection between GBV and Disability

During the #16DaysOfActivism, it is critical to recognize the profound ways in which gender based violence affects women and girls. Beyond that, it is also important to amplify the experiences of women and girls in their diversity and understand that women are affected differently depending on their experiences and situations. December 3 marks the International…

16 Days of Activism against GBV: Petals of Pride

I wrote this piece and posted here almost three years ago and now re-post it again in marking the 16 days of activism for the elimination of all forms of gender based violence.  PETALS OF PRIDE Mama, don’t put me under the knife Give not to culture A slice of my precious life My body…

Why You Should Know Awra Amba

I remember the day I discovered a story on the community of Awra Amba in northern Ethiopia. My feelings were a mixture of excitement, disbelief and eagerness to find out more, to study, to meet this community. Unfortunately, at that time there was very little information on them and travel from continents away was not…