My name is Lidya
I am 23 years old and from Addis Ababa.
What is your background?
I am about to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in law and want to continue with a master’s degree in human rights.
What is your involvement with PROJECT-E?
As PROJECT-E’s students are about to enter the job market, I am going to train them on labour law and rights. Thanks to my educational background I can advise and teach them from a legal perspective. Moreover, last year I was fortunate to participate at the Young African Leadership Initiative in Nairobi, Kenia. The training equipped me with high level skills on leadership. I am looking forward to pass these helpful tools and information to the young women of PROJECT-E. Aside from that I will also tutor the girls in French.
What are you passionate about?
I am very passionate about social justice and human rights. I am fighting for people who are in a vulnerable state such as children, women, refugees or disabled people. For the past four years, I have been a member of the yellow movement at the Addis Ababa University. This student-run organisation tries to eradicate gender based violence and empower women through different means of conversations and initiatives e.g. open information and discussion tables, book clubs and fundraising events.