Welcome To YWCA (Ethiopia)

Where women and youth are Economically, Socially and Politically Empowered.

Introducing the YWCA of Ethiopia Movement

The Young Women’s Christian Association is a worldwide volunteers’ membership movement inspired by Christian principles. However, the YWCA provides its services to all members of society regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religious affiliation and nationality. The YWCA in Ethiopia is an affiliate of the World YWCA which develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face and unites 25 million women and girls in over 110 countries through 100 affiliated autonomous national YWCAs.

The Ethiopian YWCA was initially founded in 1962 and provided useful educational and recreational activities. In addition, YWCA-Ethiopia was involved in various skill programs for young girls and women.  When the military government took control of the political establishment in 1976, it wiped the YWCA off the face of the country by closing its offices, by confiscating its property, including land, and by ransacking its documents and possessions. With a change in the political system in the country the determined former staff and members of YWCA were able to ensure the revitalization of YWCA of Ethiopia. Accordingly, the Association secured its legal status for the second time in 2000 after registering with the Ministry of Justice of Ethiopia.

Currently, the YWCA of Ethiopia is working for and promoting Gender Equality, Youth, women and young girl’s empowerment through its core intervention focuses of; Gender Equality, Influence urban governance and planning, Increased and equal access of Education to young women, Economic and Social Empowerment, Sexual Reproductive Health, Youth Leadership Development.

 


Our Vision

Just Society; where women and youth are Economically, Socially and Politically Empowered.

Mission

A strong people’s organization, which uphold; Gender equality, Socio-Economic welfare and Youth Leadership for  nation building.

Core Values

Gender equality

Inclusiveness

Mutual respect

Trust worthiness

Volunteerism


Meet the Team

Bemnet Behailu 

(General Secretary)

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Dehab Mustafa

(Youth Program Coordinator)

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Biniyam Solomon

(Program Advisor)

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Ehete Ayele

(Social Worker)

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Lidya Almaw

(Public Relations, Communications and Documentation Officer)

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Mahider Belay

(Office Assistant)

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Tinsae Kassahun

(Driver)


Meet the Board

Desset Abebe 

(YWCA Board Of Directors, Chair Person)

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Aster Kenaw

(Vice Chair Person)

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Dina Birhane

(Fund Raising Committee Member)

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Sosena Mulatu

(Fund Raising Committee Member)

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Betselot Tekilu

(Membership Development Committee)

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Marta Tsehay

(Board Secretary and Fund Raising Committee)

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Hillina Eshetu

(Public Relation and Communication Committee)

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Meet the Advisory Board

Melat T/tsadik 

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Tsige Haile

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Nahusenay girma

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Sosena Demissie

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