We want to take a moment to express our outrage about the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls. In solidarity with Nigerian mothers on this Mother’s Day, we say, BRING BACK OUR GIRLS! We also wish all women around the world to have a peaceful Mother’s Day.
To all Ethiopian women at home and in the Diaspora, we pay tribute to your courage, struggle for freedom, equality and justice.
For generations, Ethiopian women have played major roles in their society. They are the center of the family and shouldered immense responsibilities. They are strong and courageous fighters for freedom. They have come a long way, but they still have a long way to go to achieve equality. The major obstacles in women’s advancement in Ethiopia are the abject poverty and the traditional harmful practices that hinder women’s progress. Because of these, women have continued to face enormous hardships. On the other hand, their resilience in the face of all impediments is quite amazing. (Please click here to read the full account of the press release and other poems dedicated to a mother)