Addis Ababa October 3/2020 (ENA) At 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Convention on Girls, President Sahlework Zewde emphasised the necessity for accelerating collective efforts in direction of the conclusion of gender equality and empowerment of all girls and ladies.

President Sahlework remarked that the historic gathering of the Fourth World Convention on Girls guides and evokes the reason for gender equality, empowerment of ladies and ladies in all places.

She added that the convention has introduced a progress in enhancing the lives of ladies and ladies everywhere in the world; whereas, nonetheless proclaiming how a lot additional they should go to attain gender equality.

“Today, Women and girls in Ethiopia are getting better access to education, health services, financial resources and harmful traditional practices are decreasing”, the president said.

In accordance with her, political illustration of ladies has additionally been enhanced considerably that many extra girls at the moment are occupying greater political workplaces which permits to make very important selections on girls’s proper and alternatives.

She famous that 50 p.c of the cupboard and 38 p.c of the parliamentarian are girls; whereas, the Supreme Courtroom and the electoral board are headed by girls.

Nevertheless, girls in Ethiopia nonetheless going through many structural limitations and proceed to endure from critical discrimination and marginalization, the president mentioned.

As a result of financial affect of COVID-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa, 75 p.c of ladies in non agricultural jobs are partaking in casual employment going through extraordinarily troublesome challenges to maintain their livelihood and wellbeing of their households, she indicated.

Moreover, she mentioned the COVID-19 lock-downs have led the interruption of important well being care companies to girls significantly these residing in most distant and inaccessible rural areas.

The president underscored that “we have no other option than to accelerate collective efforts towards the realization of gender equality and economic empowerment of all women and girls.”

“We understand in full-well that we will not be able to overcome the current challenges and move forward without forging strong partnership between stakeholders including government at all levels, civil society and the private sector,” the president emphasised.

On this regard, she famous Ethiopia is decided to foster such partnership with the view to making sure gender responsive implementation of the sustainable growth targets.

She lastly conclude her comment by welcoming the adoption of the political declaration that embodies collective aspiration for realizing girls’s proper and reaffirms her nation’s unwavering help and dedication in direction of its full and efficient implementation.

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