For example, an Ethiopian person living in an English-speaking Western country may prioritise sending money back to extended family members overseas over building their personal savings. In some cases, entire communities can be dependent directly or indirectly on the provisions of an immigrant living overseas. The basic household structure is traditionally large, multigenerational and patrilocal.
Israel's health ministry is investigating claims that Ethiopian women are being injected with a controversial contraceptive without their knowledge or consent. Thousands of Ethiopian women are said to be receiving shots of Depo-Provera every three months in Israeli clinics. The contraceptive stops menstruation and has been linked to fertility problems and osteoporosis.
Ethiopian Airlines operated its first ever domestic flight within Africa to be staffed by an all-female crew on 16 December. The flight from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to Lagos in Nigeria was wo manned entirely by women, from pilots to cabin crew, check-in staff to flight dispatchers on the ground, reports This Is Africa. The Boeing made the journey in five and a half hours, and was part of a push to encourage African women to consider pursuing careers in aviation, an industry that is currently dominated by men.
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Prostitution in Ethiopia is legal,  and widespread. Ethiopia has become a magnet for sex tourism    including child sex tourism. InEthiopian scriptwriter and film director, Hermon Hailaydirected the film Price of Lovewhich was inspired by her experiences growing up close to prostitutes.
Women in Ethiopia live under constant fear of violence, illness, hunger and poverty but they are now also facing a new threat - human trafficking, according to veteran women's rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre. Girls are often regarded as a financial burden on their families in the Horn of Africa country long blighted by cycles of disease, drought, hunger and conflict, and expected to drop out of school to get married or find employment. She is literally there to serve the family," Gebre said, as she recalled growing up in the s in Kembatta, southern Ethiopia.
Allison Miller Nov 1, A sked how she came to translate the life story of Walatta Petros, a 17th-century Ethiopian woman saint, Wendy Belcher jokes that the story takes a while to tell. She's right. But the project has great personal significance for Belcher herself.
This suppression is maintained through vigilant cultural surveillanceand has led to the muting of what I define as our feminist sexual memory and instinct. The result is a sexual and political cul-de-sac of violation and repression: all too often, women find themselves in a dark, dreadful place, windowless and airless, with seemingly no way out. In all patriarchal societies, women and girls are taught, consistently and often violently, that their bodies are dirty, nasty, smelly, disgusting, corrupting, imperfect, ugly and volatile harbingers of disease and immorality.