UN Women and the Ethiopian government sign a project agreement for the benefit of women –

Addis Ababa, July 16, 2022 (Walta) –The United Nations for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and the Ministry of Women and Social Affairs signed a project agreement today.

The Ministry of Women and Social Affairs and the United Nations Institute for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have signed a project agreement which will be used for the next four years to strengthen their relationship of work.

During the signing ceremony, the Minister of Women and Social Affairs, Ergogie Tesfaye (Ph.D.), said that previous programs on empowering rural women and strengthening national women’s machineries to effectively mainstream the equality in Ethiopia have been a success, according to ENA.

The ministry was the main implementer of the two successive batches of the joint gender equality and women’s empowerment programme, it was learned.

The document we are signing today builds on the success of previous programs, incorporating proven strategies and interventions that help expand and scale up those we have begun on a similar scale, she said.

According to her, the agreement reflects the current situation in Ethiopia.

The director of the UN Women regional office for East and Southern Africa, Maxim Hawinato, said for his part that the project agreement marks the renewal of the collaboration between UN Women and the Ethiopian government.

“Our mandate is to support Member States to ensure that their plans and goal to support women and girls are supported by the UN,” he added.

According to the director, the document signed today is a comprehensive document that will reflect the efforts that both parties will put on the table to support women and girls in Ethiopia over the next four years.

UN Women’s commitments to economic dyke, violence against women, women’s peace and security and governance in terms of women’s participation in decision-making in Ethiopia are collected in the document, Hawinato said.

“We commend Ethiopia for the high level of representation of women in parliament, which is higher than what we see in several other countries, and the road to parity is well taken by Ethiopia,” he said. declared.

The director revealed that UN Women has decided to open a new office in Ethiopia so that its efforts are separate from its office with the African Union, and that its efforts in support of the Ethiopian government are undivided.

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