Women Empowerment in Ethiopia

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Running head: KIRANDEEP KAURPublic Health and Health PromotionName of the Student:Name of the University:
KIRANDEEP KAURTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Background of the Ethiopian women’s situation.............................................................................3Approaches and strategies taken by the Government of Ethiopia for empowering Women...........4Organizations founded to empower Ethiopian women...................................................................6Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................7References........................................................................................................................................92
KIRANDEEP KAURIntroductionAlmost 27 million Ethiopian people live under poorest conditions. Provided the scarcity ofaccessing, controlling over supplies as well as various prejudiced long-established traditions,women comprising the lions share, have fallen under the complete poverty. According to socialindicators, at each level of Ethiopian society, gender discrepancy is present, and the illiteracyrate amongst women is as high as 75%. Instead of active promotion of attainment of primaryeducation by government bodies, due to the practice of early marriage Ethiopian young womendo not get access to higher education (Semela, Bekele and Abraham 2019). Almost 75% of girlsin Ethiopia get wedded by the age of 17 whereas, 13% of the young women ageing between 17-21 years ties the knot. Additionally, several girls dropping out of school in Ethiopia is wayhigher than boys, and they are also required to take up several household errands, which distractthem from going to school.Background of the Ethiopian women’s situationMortality among children is considerably high in Ethiopia. Pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhoeaare the main causes behind the neonatal, and children under-five years’ death rate. It is liable for30% of yearly demise. Additionally, children under five years do not get proper nutrition, andthus the mortality rate is higher. All totalling 50.7 % of the children are undersized, and 34.6%are underweight. The factor undersize denotes the increasing outcome of malnutrition, andcontamination from the time when the baby took birth, and even before that (Gjerde et al. 2017).In Ethiopia amongst various, harmful customs, mutilation of female genital is pervasive. Overhalf of the young women ageing between 15 to 19 years are being circumcised. The tradition isvigorously linked with harmful reproductive health results such as contamination, hinderedlabour, perineal tears, fistula, and most importantly, infertility. 60% to 80% of women inEthiopia have gone through some kind of genital disfigurement. In certain parts of Ethiopia,kidnapping can also be noticed as a generalised custom. Girls of Rural areas are kidnappeddouble the times compared with the girls residing in urban areas. As per the national reports, 8%married women ageing between 15 to 49 years were reported as kidnapped. Both amongst ruraland urban Ethiopian young women, rape is considered as a usual incident. According toadolescents, the study took place in six periurban regions, 9% of sexually vigorous adolescents3
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