Summary of Key Results 2021 - Ethiopia Country office
UN Women (UNW) Ethiopia Country Office implements a four-year Strategic Note (SN) 2017-2020, which has been extended until the end of 2021 due to ongoing global pandemic and restrictions put in place by the Government of Ethiopia related to COVID-19, followed by the postponement of the general election and worsened access to people in need as a result of a surge in conflict and inter-community violence.
Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, UN Women has managed to undertake a number of activities and reached several women. Highlights are:-
- 1,300 women candidates were reached, and 23 training sessions were delivered in seven cities in collaboration with the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) (Adama, Assosa, Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa, Gambela, Hawassa, and Semera) to enhance awareness of electoral framework and gender equality
- Market linkages strengthened and networks were established to benefit 95 urban & rural women and youth-led cooperatives and enterprises
- 880 rural women were organized into 9 agribusiness groups and accessed land from the government
Out of these, 250 rural women accessed loans and engaged in income generated opportunities such as livestock businesses models