Resistance, Freedom and Empowerment: The Ethiopian Women's Struggle

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  • Author :Gennet Zewide
  • Year of Publication :2014
  • ISBN: :9789351250289
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XX, 268
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: International Studies, Political Science, Women Studies

About the Book :

The book is based on the author's reflections on the role of Ethiopian women in the political and social development of their country. As a participant herself in this progressive movement she gives us a ringside view of the condition of women before the struggle and the subsequent emancipation it brought about in their lives. What is indeed an interesting addition to this genre of literature is the insight the book provides into the history of Ethiopia as a unique kind of monarchy in these times and its transformation into federal democratic republic in a continent that is even today undergoing change. A valuable historical and analytic narration of the position of women in Ethiopia today of which not much has been written.

About Author :

Gennet Zewide is a Ph.D. from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India). She has teaching experience of about two decades with Addis Ababa University in the Faculty of Education. She is at present Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in India. A Member of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front and twice Member of Parliament, she has been responsible for formulation and implementation of the education policy in her country. Among other important assignments she has been Chairperson of the Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE). She was a Member of UNESCO Executive Board and also a Member of the Board of Capacity Building Institute for Africa of UNESCO both for two terms.