WEEMA staff in Ethiopia celebrated International Women’s Day with presentations promoting women’s rights.
The day’s activities were a collaborative effort of community stakeholders to end gender-based violence and to empower females. Participants ranged from students to parents to government officials of both genders.
Festivities began with a drama that focused on women's issues performed by members of the community. There also were poetry readings, testimonials, storytelling and a presentation and tour of the new women’s menstrual hygiene and sanitation room at Saruma Primary and Middle School. After the tour a discussion about the importance of menstrual health was held.