International Women Journalist's View of Ethiopia

Women Edition Program in Ethiopia

PHE-Ethiopia Consortium with Population Reference Bureau (PRB) facilitated a seminar and study tour for international group of experienced women journalists from June 13 – 17, 2011 here in Ethiopia for Journalists from Cambodia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia who participate in a PRB program called Women’s Edition, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. . Many of the women journalists have given good coverage in their country media and some of them are listed below

The place where broken hearts are made whole

The visit to the hospital by the riverside in Addis Ababa feels like paying a pilgrimage. At the walkways, patients' merry laughter and the workers' smiles transport you to another world, different from the hustle and bustle of the Ethiopian capital. Read Full Sotry here

Fistula: story of women who suffer in silence

Sitting on her bed at Zomba Central Hospital, Patuma Dickson looks frail and tired. Although she does not know her age, one can clearly see that her burdened and wrinkled face speaks volumes of  hardships. She appears to be in her eighties. Read Full Story here

Where it is 'Dangerous' to be a Woman

Neither the Philippinesnor Ethiopia belongs to the list of “the five most dangerous countries for women.” The five are, in the order they’re listed: Afghanistan, Congo, Pakistan, Indiaand Somalia.Read Full story here

Women Farmers and Fuelwood Carriers

ADDIS ABABA – About two hours’ drive from the capital, or 112 kilometers away, liesGirarJarsoWoreda, a village in the province of Oromiya. As we were speeding on the highway, our van suddenly stopped and a thin, wiry Ethiopian man with graying hair approached us. “Mogues!” someone shouted, and we were introduced to MoguesWorkuTechane, executive director of the NGO Lem Ethiopia. Read Full Story here

Japan assists firewood collectors
ADDIS ABABA - Japan-Funded project assisting Women's Wood Collectors Association in Yeka Subcity was launched here last Saturday.
The Embassy in a press release sent to The Ethiopian Herald indicated that the Japanese government allocated 82,826 USD for the project
implemented by a local NGO named Bio-economy Association (BA). Read Full Story here