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UNFPA, Canada launch project on protecting the dignity and rights of women and girls

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Embassy of Canada launched the project entitled “Protecting the Dignity and Rights of Women and Girls in Ethiopia” in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Women and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Health.

This 7 year project spanning the years from 2024 to 2030 has a total budget of CAD $65 million (ETB 2,706,898,454). The project will be implemented in 55 woredas across eight regions: Afar, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, Gambella, Oromia, Sidama, Somali, and Tigray. It aims to reach more than 1.5 million people with integrated services on gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health, indirectly benefiting a total of more than 4 million people in the targeted areas.

Joshua Tabah, Ambassador of Canada to Ethiopia, expressed, “This partnership with UNFPA underscores Canada’s steadfast commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in Ethiopia. We need to work together to break the cycle of sexual and gender- based violence.”

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