10 Inspiring Ethiopian Women

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Feminism and women’s empowerment are not limited to women occupying senior positions in business or academia. Inspiring women do not necessarily have to be professionally successful leaders and attract public attention. Nevertheless, finding more and more women at the executive level of economic institutions should be celebrated as a notable achievement. The women we would […]

10 Inspiring Ethiopian Women (Cont.)

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Ethiopian radio host Meaza Biru says that she never had a career in radio in mind when she was a child. She never particularly liked being in the spotlight and had little confidence in her talent for writing or speaking. After working in various journalistic contexts for different institutions and after having founded a PR […]

Timkat in Addis Ababa – Christian Orthodox believers celebrate the baptism of Jesus

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For the past three days, Ethiopian Christians have been celebrating Timkat, the most celebrated religious festival in the country. This Christian Orthodox holiday commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, providing the occasion for thousands of exuberant celebrations with processions, dances and singing. The streets of Addis Ababa are festively decorated in green, […]

Genna – the traditional game of the Ethiopian Christmas season

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It’s Christmas in Ethiopia! Orthodox Christians, who make up more than half of the Ethiopian population, celebrate Christmas, which they call “Genna”. Because Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar, Genna falls on 7 January. You will not find many Christmas trees, countless presents and twinkling lights during the Ethiopian Christmas season, but this does not detract […]

HIV prevention at PEHI in the spirit of World AIDS Day

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Insufficient access to protection, information, and life-saving medicaments, as well as prejudice and exclusion – some 38 million HIV-infected people around the world face problems like these time and again. Even though they can live like everyone else if their disease is treated in time. Every year since 1988, World AIDS Day on the 1st […]

Diary of a volunteer | Nanja Boenisch

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Entry of 29 October 2020. It is probably quite common, not only as a young person, to be constantly looking for meaningful activities, such as educational opportunities and jobs; and to be asking oneself again and again how one can contribute to a, to put it bluntly, better world. Where can I get involved? How […]