Ivanka Trump discuss women rights during her visit to Ethiopia

Ivanka Trump _ Weaving Ethiopian cloth
Ivanka Trump Weaving Ethiopian traditional cloth during her visit to in the capital Addis Ababa
Photo : VOA Amharic

borkena
April 15,2019

The United States’ president, Donald Trump’s daughter, and White House advisor too, Ivanka is visiting Ethiopia.

She arrived in Ethiopia on Sunday and met with senior government officials including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President SahleWork Zewde on Monday.

She also visited Kidist Selassie Menbere Tsebaot (Holy Trinity Cathedral) where she met with Bishops and laid a wreath to mourn victims of Ethiopian Airlines plane ET302 which crashed shortly after takeoff from Bole International Airport.

Her discussion with President Sahlework Zewde focused on works that are being done by the government to ensure that women have equality to opportunity.

Ethiopian state media, EBC, cited her as saying that her father’s administration has unveiled an initiative that is said to make more than fifty million women, around the world, beneficiaries.

The visit to Ethiopia is related to the works of the project. Its program focuses on women capacity building, job creation and encouraging governments to come up with legislation and laws to ensure women’s participation in the economy and equal opportunity.

Cote d’Ivoire, West African country, is Ivanka’s next stop in the continent.

Last year, Ethiopia introduced gender parity cabinet which is said to the first in the continent of Africa. Among other positions, the president of the country, Chief Justice and Chair of Ethiopia’s election board are women.

Ivanka Trump _ Ethiopia
Ivanka meeting with President Sahlework Zewde
Photo : EBC




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4 Responses to "Ivanka Trump discuss women rights during her visit to Ethiopia"

  1. Lidetu Ayalew   April 16, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Ethiopia is a Rising State and Nation!!!
    JUST LIKE THE PAST TWENTY EIGHT YEARS OF EPRDF’S RULING TIME, CURRENTLY IN ETHIOPIA MANY ARE CONTINUING TO RISE.
    Among many just to name a few,
    1. DISEASE IS RISING ,
    2. Cost of living is rising ,
    3. Price is rising,
    4. the number of displaced people is rising,
    5. Organized Crime is rising ,
    6. Number of illegal weapons/ammunitions is rising ,
    7. Number of homeless street inhabitants in the cities is rising
    8. HOPELESSNESS IS RISING and
    9. Unemployment is rising…
    it is reported that majority of the monthly salaries in Ethiopia range from $35 to $40 per month OR 1,000 BIRR TO 1,150 BIRR PER MONTH .
    Cost of living in Ethiopia is ridiculously on the rise
    -Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) 5.05 USD OR 147 Birr
    -Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)5.21 USD OR 150 Birr
    -500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.6O USD OR 162 Birr
    1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat miLK 1 USD OR 28 Birr
    -Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area IS $345 USD OR 9,972 Birr
    On the other hand, it is reported that majority of the monthly salaries in Ethiopia range from $35USD to $40USD per month OR 1,000 BIRR TO 1,150 BIRR PER MONTH .

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  2. ayalew mekonen   April 17, 2019 at 6:25 am

    we should rise against corruptiona and nepotism and most importantly against ethnic based violence in order to tackle the rise of displacement and its consequences .

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  3. Seble Demeke   April 20, 2019 at 11:58 am

    I would like to thank Ivanka Trump for coming to Ethiopia, the first country she visited in Africa. Most of all it is remarkable how decently and beautifully she was dressed up when she met with our President. Thank you again for respecting our country and our President. You are cordially invited to come back again.. .

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  4. gtenesh   April 22, 2019 at 9:49 am

    woregna nesh seble demeke aragabi

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