Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most. Discover more about our innovative campaigns below and get in touch to stay up to date regarding our latest efforts.

Addis Ababa University

The Center of Gender Studies (CGS), the formerly Centre for Research, Training and Information on Women in Development (CERTWID) was established in 1991 as a unit within the Institute of Development Research (IDR) at Addis Ababa University. The Institute’s main goal is to enable Ethiopian women to empower themselves socially, culturally, economically and politically.


Initiative Africa

Initiative Africa is a non-government organization dedicated to promote self-reliance,opportunity,and access to key supports for woman,children and youth.  Initiative Africa  works so that today’s children, youth and women are adequately prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators and leaders


Network of Ethiopian Women's Associations

Originally established in 2003 as a national network of non-governmental organizations and women’s associations working for women’s advancement, the Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations (NEWA) aims for nothing less than gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ethiopia.


Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association

EWLA is a non-profit and non-partisan organization established in 1995 by a group of Ethiopian Women Lawyers with the overall objective of promoting the legal, economic, social, and political rights of Ethiopian women under the FDRE Constitution and the relevant human rights conventions.


Association of Women in Business

AWiB is a volunteer driven membership association that seeks to unleash potential through supporting the personal and professional development of career women and women in business in Ethiopia. 



UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

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Ethiopia School Meal Initiative

Ethiopia School Meal Initiative (ESMI), goal is to improve the nutritional status of children in Ethiopia. It is estimated that 48% of school children in Ethiopia suffer from malnutrition.


Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment (CAWEE)

The Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) was established in 2004, registered under the Ministry of Justice, as a non-profit, non- governmental organization. Starting 2014, CAWEE changing its name to Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) was registered as a membership organization, licensed under the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade.




The Yellow movement is an initiative taken by students of School of Law of the Addis Ababa University and their lecturer. It was established in 2011 with the aim of creating continuous discussions on issues of Gender-Based Violence and empowering women.

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Setaweet started as a women-only group that meets every second Tuesday of the month to discuss various personal topics from a feminist perspective. This grew into the Setaweet Open Sessions, which are open to all members of the public and feature authors and academics discussing aspects of Ethiopian culture from a feminist perspective. 



Queendom is a black female owned niche lobbyist and reputation/crisis management consultancy. They offer fully customizable strategic partnership pairing, perception, public relations, social media, and digital marketing management. Their clients include government, agencies, individuals as well as political parties.