Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap

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August 11, 2022

Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap

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Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap (Chatham House)

Women urgently need to gain access to high office if the country hopes to survive, say Hilina Berhanu Degefa and Emebet Getachew.

At the end of 2021, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government announced the formation of a three-year national dialogue to address Ethiopia’s political crisis, looking at the ongoing civil war and conflict, inflation, unemployment, drought and other urgent domestic issues. 

But, while efforts have been made to ensure the participation of women in this dialogue, it must be more than symbolic otherwise gaps in meaningful gender inclusion could have significant implications on the very survival of the country.

Click here to read the full article published by Chatham House on 3 August 2022.

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Hilina Berhanu Degefa and Emebet Getachew
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Chatham House
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2022
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