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Migrants seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian border town Metema

By ELIAS MESERET, Associated Press METEMA, Ethiopia (AP) — The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful. Dozens of houses on the hot, dusty main road that stretches from Ethiopia into Sudan look like they have been hastily closed. Guards grimly patrol the border, stopping anyone who looks to be trying to cross the border illegally. The nightclubs

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Global Women in Leadership and Political Participation

Source: UN Women Only 22 per cent of all national parliamentarians were female as of January 2015, a slow increase from 11.3 per cent in 1995 [1]. As of January 2015, 10 women served as Head of State and 14 served as Head of Government [2]. Rwanda had the highest number of women parliamentarians worldwide. Women there have won 63.8 per cent of seats in the

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Ethiopia’s capital largest prostitution hub in Africa: Girls as young as 8 years old forced into prostitution

Refuge Network International Ethiopia is a source and, to a lesser extent, destination and transit country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Girls from Ethiopia’s rural areas are exploited in domestic servitude and, less frequently, prostitution within the country, while boys are subjected to forced labor in traditional weaving, herding, guarding, and street vending. The central

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