WOMEN'S DAY

The Ethiopian Women with Disabilities National Association celebrated International Women’s Day for the 113th time globally and the 48th time at the national level with the motto of “Inspire Inclusion” at Sapphire Addis Hotel. The program was started by the opening speech of Mrs. Debabe Baca, General Manager of EWDNA. The program is unique because the program running by women for women is has helped us celebrate Women’s Day in a more special way. In the program the strong member families, who are mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers of the association were awarded certificates of appreciation for their active hard work and love for their children. The program also presented a documentary film on disability and road safety. In the program, the challenges faced by women with disabilities and how they overcome these challenges were discussed and a good awareness and teaching session was held.

The Ethiopian Women with Disabilities National Association celebrated International Women’s Day for the 113th time globally and the 48th time at the national level with the motto of “Inspire Inclusion” at Sapphire Addis Hotel.

Two-Day Workshop by EWDNA at Health Hotel in Adama

Day 1: Experience Sharing Event
The first day featured an Experience Sharing Event, bringing together community and CBO leaders to discuss the participation challenges of women with disabilities. Participants included members from the “EDIR” community groups of Adama and Addis Ababa. Discussions centered on the importance of inclusion and strategies to enhance the participation of women with disabilities in community activities. Attendees shared experiences and insights on overcoming barriers to ensure that women with disabilities can fully engage in and contribute to their communities.
Day 2: Assessment Presentation
The second day was dedicated to presenting an assessment of the gaps in legal frameworks concerning the response to SGBV survivors among women with disabilities in Ethiopia. This session included representatives from various sectors, such as the Addis Ababa police, the Higher Federal Court, and the justice sectors from Addis Ababa and Adama.

EWDNA had a two-day workshop at Health Hotel in Adama, focusing on the participation challenges faced by women with disabilities and the gaps in legal frameworks addressing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against them.

EWDNA Board Members

An insightful event took place where the founding members, former board members, and active board members of EWDNA came together to share their experiences. The gathering proved to be fruitful as the founding members discussed their motivations and the challenges they encountered during the establishment of EWDNA.

During the event, there was a sense of pride and admiration for how far EWDNA has come. With over 10,500 members and branches in 10 different locations, including Addis Ababa, Gondar, Bahir Dar, Mehal Meda, Jimma, Ambo, Adama , Sebeta, Dire Dawa, Arbaminch and Hawassa. The discussions were filled with heartfelt stories and anecdotes, highlighting the journey of EWDNA from its humble beginnings to its current state. The collective achievements and growth in membership were celebrated, showcasing the dedication and hard work of everyone involved.
As the event concluded, there was a renewed sense of commitment to the vision and goals of EWDNA. The shared experiences served as a reminder of the impact the organization has had on the lives of its members and the communities it serves.