Organization for the Development of Women and Children Ethiopia [ODWaCE]
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
NCA Ethiopia and partners have observed 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, while convening for an Annual Partners’ Meeting, from 4th -6th December, 2013 in Addis Ababa.
A Chance to Start Over - The Story of a former Female Sex Worker
Birtukan was about 19 years old when her grandmother gave her off for marriage to a man she has never met before. Almost immediately, her husband brought her to the capital Addis Ababa from where she lived in Bale Gobba, Oromia region
Tackling HIV/AIDS through Women’s Empowerment
“I do not like to use condoms, and even if my clients want to use them I never want to. I hate condoms and I believe that God will protect me from HIV.
Dire Dawa Entertains a Multipurpose Meeting
Save the Children International in partnership with Norwegian Church Aid-Ethiopia conducted capacity building, experience sharing and exposure visit program from November 25 to 28, 2013 in Dire Dawa Ras Hotel and Harar regional state.
The White Ribbon Campaign
On Wednesday, December 6, 1989 a 25 year old man entered the University of Montreal in Canada with a mini-14 rifle and a hunting knife and shot twenty eight people.
No More Living in the Past! “I’m in a change now. My income is growing …”
Habiba Aynan is a resident of Jijiga city. She also managed to be successful like her fellow income generating activities (IGA) beneficiary, Aneb Abdi, whom we shared her story with us
From Gloomy to Glory! <> “I want to build a new house”
On a sunny afternoon in Jijiga town, we are on our way to meet Aneb Abdi, an IGA beneficiary. I was briefed that she is among those women who managed to be successful after being enrolled in the scheme.
Marching on the New Road
W/ro Kedija Guye like her colleagues Rahmete Murkete and Enat Worisso used to earn an income way below her expectation. Worse of all, she was a fistula patient.
The Journey Forward
W/ro Enat Worisso like her colleague W/ro Rahmete (ODWaCE shared her story on the September 2014 issue of this newsletter) used to expect her farmer husband to provide the means of living for her and her children
National Vaccination Campaign in Ethiopia
What should be done to stop violence against women
African Development Aid Association celebrated its 25th year of establishment on November 16, 2014 at the town of Shashemene.In the presence of invited guests from different organizations and members of the community the commemoration commenced by elders blessing.
On 29 November 2014, Norwegian Church Aid Ethiopia's implementing partners came together to partake in a day long communications workshop held at NCA's office in Addis Ababa. NCA's staff Laurie McGregor and Hilina Abebe conducted the workshop which focused on how to tell our stories through success stories and how to take good photographs.
NCA Ethiopia hosted this year’s regional Community of Practice (COP) meeting in Addis Ababa from 28-30 October 2014. Gender focal persons from Norway, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Burundi, Mali, South Sudan, Sudan, South Africa, Zambia and DRC shared experiences, lessons learned and challenges on women in governance, gender based violence, women, peace and security.
Norwegian Church Aid-Ethiopia in partnership with Save the Children International hosted a training on community capacity enhancement –community conversation from July 2-3, 2014 in Hawassa, Oasis Hotel.
Organization for the Development of Women and Children – Ethiopia in Partnership with Norwegian Church Aid-Ethiopia entertained a training on Sexual reproductive Health (SRH) from June 7-8, 2014 at Somali Region, Jijiga City Council, Red Cross hall.
The training which targeted members of the community from surrounding areas of the council involved 100 participants of whom 39 were female.
ODWaCE signed a project agreement with Catholic Organization for Relief & Development Aid (Cordaid), a Netherlands based non-governmental organization.ODWaCE developed the project proposal by consulting regional and zonal level officials and experts who represent Women, Children and Youth Affairs, Finance and Economic Development Bureaus and other stakeholders.
ODWaCE, in collaboration with Norwegian Church Aid - Ethiopia (NCA-E), organized training on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health from October 21 to 22, 2013, in Jijiga city council, Red Cross Society’s meeting hall.