Here are list of events, that we are aware of, happening for the International Women’s Day 2014 in Ethiopia.
Please add your events in the comments and we will feature them in this blog!
Friday, March 7th 2014: A panel discussion entitled ‘Equality for Women is Progress for All: Celebrating Women’s achievements in Ethiopia’
Jointly organized by the UN Communication Group and Addis Ababa University Gender Office. The event’s overall objective is to engage young women and men from various faculties of Addis Ababa University in an interactive dialogue as a way of leading social transformation and change.
Panelists are: Ms. Aster Zaoude (Gender Practioner), Ms. Birtukan Gebregzi (Deputy President, Enat Bank), Ms. Chachi Tadesse (Musician & Children’s Activist), Ms. Desta Hagos (Pioneer Artist/Painter), Ms. Ingidaye Eshete (Chair, Ethiopian Women Entrepreneurs Association), Ms. Selamawit Adugna (Youth Representative), Ms. Zenaye Tadesse (Managing Director, Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association) and Moderator Ms Tsedale Lemma (Editor-in-Chief at Addis Standard)
Time & Date: 09:00 – 11:30am; Friday, 7th March 2014
Venue: Eshetu Chole Hall, Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE Campus), Addis Ababa University
Friday March 7th 2014: International Women’s Day ‘‘Stand-Alone Goal on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Post 2015 Agenda”
Location: New Africa Union Complex, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Saturday March 8th 2014: International Women’s Day The status of women in Ethiopia and Africa today
Women NGO bazaar, Debates, art exhibition, movie screening, music performance, drama …
Time & Date: 09:00 – 18:00; Saturday March 8th 2014
Location: Alliance éthio-française d’Addis-Abeba
Sunday March 9th 2014: The 11th edition of the annual women only run
‘Choice Women First’ 5km Run is set to take place on Sunday 9 March 2014. 10,000 women and girls are expected to take part in this year’s race. Please go to registration page for information on registration.
The first race was held in May 2004 in light of recognizing the achievements of Ethiopia’s great female athletes and to support the broader changes regarding the role of women in Ethiopia’s economic and social life.
Since then the race has been promoting key messages about women and has become a celebration of the overall contribution of women in our country’s development.
This year the race promotes messages including
“Family Planning with Choice” – DK Ethiopia
“A Prosperous & Peaceful Life for All: The Future We Want” – UN Ethiopia
“Because I am a Girl” – Plan International Ethiopia