Education has done so much for me. It has made it possible for me to break the shackles of fear, pain and trauma and it has given me a new energy to give back to Liberia, my “crying society.” So many more girls around the world need this same chance in life.
Ethiopia has a strong economy for sub-Saharan Africa but women disproportionately bear the burden of the country’s hardships. Through a micro-lending support group, our organization, Concern Worldwide, has found a way to help.
After decades of Ethiopian immigration to Israel, several black women now hold significant government posts and Israel recently crowned an Ethiopian as its national beauty queen. But hardship persists for women in these communities.
(WOMENSENEWS)–More women in Ethiopia die from complications from illegal abortions than from any other medical reason save tuberculosis, the World Health Organization reported this week.About 70 percent of women brought to hospitals after suffering complications from illegal abortions die, according to the international health group. Out of 100,000 women who have back street abortions in Ethiopia, 1,209 die, mostly women 16 through 20, the Integrated Regional Information Networks news service of the United Nations reported.In the United States, 1 woman in 100,000 dies from complications after legal abortions, and 50 per 100,000 die after complications following illegal abortions. In developing countries, the death rate from legal abortion is between 4 and 6 per 100,000 and for illegal abortions the death rate is between 100 and 1,000 per 100,000, according to the World Health Organization.Abortion is illegal in almost all circumstances in Ethiopia and back street abortions are common.