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The 51%

Ethiopia's gender revolution: The road towards equality

THE 51 PERCENT
THE 51 PERCENT © FRANCE 24
By: Annette Young Follow | Pierre LEMARINIER | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Joël PROCOPE | Gaëlle ESSOO
14 min

In this special edition, we are in Ethiopia, a country undergoing massive political changes thanks to the reforms of its Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. The government has made gender equality a priority, but is that possible in a nation still riddled with ethnic tensions and with much of its population living in poverty? We meet Sehin Teferra, a co-founder of the feminist group Setaweet, and also speak to the country’s first-ever female President Sahle-Work Zewde and ask them both about the challenges that lie ahead.

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In addition, we report on those working to end child marriage in a country where 40 percent of women are married by the time they reach 18.

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