The African woman who was visited

Efforts for greater women’s rights in Ethiopia are paying off. In the past two decades, the Ethiopian government has implemented many landmark acts and policies to protect women and afford them more opportunities. This includes legislation that criminalizes domestic violence and several harmful traditional practices that affect women. In 2018, Ethiopia’s parliament appointed Sahle-Work Zewde as the nation’s first female president, a landmark decision for Ethiopian women’s political participation. Women now form half of the cabinet members. Women’s rights in Ethiopia are therefore showing steady and strong signs of improvement, empowering women in the country.
A clear understanding of the need for decentralized cultural policies, activities and institutional structures that take into account the cultural diversity of the country and the needs of the regions. Each region has its own Culture and Tourism bureau, many festivals are decentralized and organized in regions by both federal and local governments, and artists can access rehearsal spaces in youth centers and other district level infrastructures like Woreda and Kebele. As a progressive measure, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has started the preparations of the film and a music policy, in collaboration with the civil society. A cultural statistics system is also being set up

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