Women's Page

The Ethiopian Women's Association is a recent creation. Its main objective is to organize women of Ethiopian origin, to advocate for social justice and equity, fight against racial, sexual and other forms of discrimination. It works for human dignity, social equality and gender mutuality. The Ethiopian Women's Association is inclusive- attempts to work with non-Ethiopian social, political and economic organizations. In short, it is not an organization that aims to exclude any willing and interested parties who want to join the organization.

The Ethiopian Women's Association works with the Ethiopian Association in Toronto to enhance the integration process of the Ethiopian Community into the Canadian multicultural milieux.

The Association's Women's group holds a monthly meeting at the Ethiopian Association in Toronto to plan the work of the Women association and disseminate its working principle. With this, it devises policies and regulation and rule in order to guide its performance.

March 8 is International Women's Day (IWD) Established in 1977 by the United Nations, this special day provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made to advance women's equality, to assess the challenges facing women in contemporary society, to consider future steps to enhance the status of women and to celebrate the gains made in these areas. In Canada, from Marc 8 to March 12 diffrent organizations celebrate International Women's Day. This year our  2011 community celebrated International Day on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

The Ethiopian Association in Toronto annually organizes International Women's Day (IWD) Celebration and Ethiopian Women's Association Anniversary Celebration.

The following activities have been undertaken during the meeting:

A series of panel discussions and future courses of actions were proposed. Finally, the meeting was accompanied by various forms of refreshments including music, lunch and coffee. Key notes of this year was; Women & their stand regarding Gross Human rights violations committed in Ethiopia by the current dictatorial regime. A short Workshop on HIV/AIDS was the March 13, 2004 IWD key note. Next year we are planning to celebrate International Womens Day on Saturday March 8, 2008 from 2:00 PM at the community Center hall.

 

 
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