Ethiopia

Young woman practicing volleyball in New York City

This year, UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day is think equal, build smart, innovate for change. The theme focuses on how we can advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in social protection systems, access to public services, and sustainable infrastructure.

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The Transform: Primary Health Care project provides technical assistance to the Government of Ethiopia to support its implementation of the Health Sector Transformation Plan, with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. EnCompass conducted a comprehensive gender analysis to support the Transform: Primary Health Care project in integrating gender-transformative activities through its implementation by addressing multi-leveled power hierarchies acro

Heran presenting to an audience

As we approach the 2018 Gender 360 Summit on June 11, which EnCompass is co-sponsoring, several of our staff will present on our work related to “Positive Girl and Boy Development,” the summit’s theme. To kick off this three-part series, we talked with Heran Tadesse, EnCompass’ Senior Gender Advisor in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

African farmers harvesting crops

EnCompass conducted the midterm evaluation of USC Canada’s Seeds of Survival program. USC Canada promotes vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world, by focusing on activities that build food and livelihood security for small-scale farmers, and preserve the agricultural biodiversity necessary to feeding a growing and changing planet. Its core program, Seeds of Survival, works in partnerships with farming communities in 12 countries around the world.

Ethiopian Mother, Father, and Baby

The United States celebrates Fathers’ Day on the third Sunday each June, commemorating the contributions of fathers and father figures in children’s lives. Many men recognize the importance of being engaged and responsible fathers, but they are limited by gender norms and responsibilities that define caregiving and unpaid care work as primarily female activities.

Ethiopian mother and child

EnCompass is the gender partner on the USAID Transform: Primary Health Care project in Ethiopia. Led by Pathfinder International, the project is supporting the Government of Ethiopia’s implementation of its Health Sector Transformation Plan, with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths.

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