These are external links and will open in a new window. Ethiopia is changing rapidly under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, with women now wielding enormous power in a country where they have mostly been confined to traditional roles, writes BBC Tigrinya's Hana Zeratsyon.
Ethiopians like to say they were ruled by Queen Sheba in biblical times - something they take great pride in, yet the reality is that the Horn of Africa state is a deeply male-dominated society. As gender and law consultant Hilina Birhanu puts it: "Patriarchy is our society's mother tongue.
We learn from early to look down on women. This is borne out by some of the often-heard proverbs in languages spoken by Ethiopians, including "a house built by a woman does not have a base", "a woman's country is her husband and her livelihood is her character" and "as a soul is in its creator, a woman is in her master".
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This is in contrast to the four posts women held in the much larger cabinet of his predecessor, Hailemariam Dessalegn. Ethiopia and Rwanda are now the only African states to have equal gender representation in the cabinet. Mr Abiy has also appointed renowned human rights lawyer Meaza Ashenafi - whose efforts to tackle the underage marriage of girls formed the basis of an Angelina Jolie-produced Single men Stade Germany film in - as the country's most senior judge.
In two other moves, communications expert Billene Aster Seyoum has been appointed as the prime minister's press secretary, while former UN official Sahle-Work Zewde was elected by the male-dominated parliament as president. Although Ms Sahle-Work's post is largely ceremonial, she represents Ethiopia at some international events, boosting the profile of women and highlighting the need to increase female representation in other African governments.
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She is currently Africa's only female head of state. Almost visitors joined us in the St. Georg Church in Bogenhausen for a very This summer, Presidential gentlemans club Wilhelmshaven boys and girls are leaving our kindergarten after almost three us with many, many pairs of trousers and t-shirts for the Ethiopian children.
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According to UNICEF, Ethiopia has the 15th highest prevalence rate of child marriage in the world and the fifth highest absolute number of child brides — 2, The lowest median ages of marriage are in Afar and Amhara.
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Child marriage is driven by gender inequality and the belief that girls are somehow inferior to boys. Yirl Ethiopia, child marriage is also driven by:. Ethiopia has committed to eliminate child, early and forced marriage by in line with target 5. During its Voluntary National Review at the High Level Political Forum, the government highlighted that its Women and Policy strategies address the elimination of child Gujarati escort Solingen.
Ethiopia co-sponsored the Human Rights Council resolution recognising the need to address child, early and forced marriage in humanitarian contexts, and the Human Rights Council resolution to end child, early and forced marriage, recognising that it is a violation of human rights.
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InEthiopia signed a joint statement at the Human Rights Council calling for a resolution on child marriage. Ethiopia acceded to the Convention on the Rights of the Child inwhich sets a minimum age of marriage of 18, and ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Bogennhausen Against Women CEDAW inwhich obligates states to ensure free and full consent to marriage.
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During its Universal Periodic ReviewEthiopia supported recommendations to address deeply-rooted child marriage practices. The National Alliance to End Child Marriage in Ethiopia by was spearheaded by the Ministry of Children, Women and Youth Affairs to identify the drivers of child marriage across Ethiopia and to locate examples of best practice. Beautiful girls Darmstadt government reiterated commitments to eliminate child marriage by and a representative from the Inter Religious Council stated that child marriage cannot be justified through religion.
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A National Harmful Traditional Practices Platform was established to institutionalise and measure progress towards eliminating child marriage by It proposes sensitising communities to the dangers of marrying young. The revised Family Code sets 18 years as the minimum legal age of marriage. Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa [website],accessed February Ortiz-Echevarria, Greley, Bawoke, Zimmerman, Robinson and Schlecht, Understanding the unique experiences, perspectives and sexual and reproductive health needs of very young adolescents: Somali refugees in Ethiopia,accessed March Nightclubs Germany Bergedorf Ethiopian girl in Bogenhausen Council, Delaying early marriage among disadvantaged rural girls in Amhara, Ethiopia, through social support, education, and community awareness,accessed March What's the child marriage rate?
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Are there country-specific drivers of child marriage in this country? In Ethiopia, child marriage is also driven by: Level of education: The median age at first marriage in Ethiopia increases by eight years if a girl completes higher education.
Some parents worry about sending their daughters far away to secondary school where they risk being abducted or raped. Displacement: Ethiopia hosts some of the highest numbers of refugees in the world, including from Somalia, Sudan and South Bigenhausen. A study showed that Somali refugees in Ethiopia are much more likely to marry young due to a lack of education and viable future alternatives.
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