Women Empowerment in Ethiopia
CitationZewde, Bathsheba. 2019. Women Empowerment in Ethiopia. Master's thesis, Harvard Extension School.
AbstractGender inequality has always been an issue in Ethiopia. Women are highly subordinated in every area of society. Despite affirmative action, constitutional law and national legislature that foster women empowerment, the practical stance of women is still that of a second-class citizen. Numerous studies have been done to thoroughly assess the primitive causes of gender inequality of Ethiopia. As a result of those studies, valid findings have come to the forefront. Nonetheless, a major weakness that circulates in almost all the studies is that they haven't shined enough light on the role of cultural norms and practices in stimulating gender inequality in Ethiopia. This research is designed to alter this weakness and show the fundamental role cultural norms and practices are playing in inhibiting women. This study shows the direct relationship between long-held cultural frameworks and the current status of women. Thus, if the dreams of women empowerment are going to be realized, policies that strategically deal with long-held cultural beliefs which have the effect of confining women need to be drafted.
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