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Pasha 19: How seeing women in power can inspire Ethiopia's girls

The Conversation
16 May 2019, 00:40 GMT+10

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been making sweeping changes. One area in which he's made considerable progress is in women's representation in government. He appointed Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first woman President and also named a cabinet with 50% female representation.

These decisions could have a major impact on young Ethiopian girls - having women in powerful political positions could provide important role models.

In today's episode of Pasha Sosina Bezu, a senior researcher in development economics at the Christian Michelsen Institute, discusses the challenges Ethiopian girls face, including the fact that they don't always attend school. And why role models matter.

Photo: By Marcelo Alex Mekelle, Ethiopia, local residents of the city in their daily activities. Shutterstock

Music "Happy African Village" by John Bartmann found on licensed under CC0 1.

Author: Ozayr Patel | The ConversationThe Conversation

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