POWER in Ethiopia
As of April 2022, Ethiopia was the third-largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, hosting almost 850 000 refugees predominantly originating from South Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea.4 POWER was implemented in the Gambella region, which hosted over 40 percent of the country's refugee population. In Ethiopia, POWER contributed to development of national and local SRMNCAH frameworks for the humanitarian settings. POWER has also supported and scaled up groups of community champions for gender equality and ensured local and community ownership and leadership for results.
Working with community-based organizations, POWER supported activities to promote more equitable gender norms, improved access to SRMNCAH service and increased women’s access to finances, which were recognized as barriers to women's uptake of health services.
To learn more about the programme's activities in Ethiopia, please visit the links for the stories of POWER and watch the videos below
Stories of POWER in Ethiopia:
- I am Generation Equality - Nyamal Pal, gender advocate in Ethiopia
- From where I stand: “I see positive change through the power of women’s organizations and adolescent peer groups in our community.”
- Call to Action for Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health Rights in HoA: Hiwot Tadese (Ethiopia)
- Call to Action for Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health Rights in HoA: By Dr. Saron shimekit (Ethiopia)
- The Role of Gender Barriers and Gender Inequality in Gambella
- Preventing Child Marriage response plan in Gambela region
- Ethiopia Action Research UN Women
- Ethiopia Gender Barriers Analysis Policy Brief