Asmara — A workshop aimed at reinforcing activities of Eritrean war-disabled women has been conducted from 31 October to 1 November at the Hall of National Confederation of Workers (ENCW).
At the opening ceremony in which war-disabled women representatives from all regions took part, Mr. Gebrebrhan Eyasu, Chairman of the Eritrean National war-disabled Association, said that the workshop was sponsored by the National Union of Eritrean Women's branch office in Germany, and that the objective was to assess the living condition of Eritrean war disabled women and discuss what measures should be taken to improve their livelihood.
He further indicated that the negative perception of the society as regards disabled citizens has faded away, and that the disabled citizens are engaged in different economic activities through the assistance they receive from the Government and the people.
Ms. Abeba Tiku'e, Coordinator of women's affairs at the Eritrean War-disabled Veterans Association, explained that from 32 sub-branches and 77 groups 670 disabled women have received assistance with bakery, mill, cereal, livestock, water pump and shop as well as other facilities, and that their livelihood is improving.
Representatives of the workshop presented reports regarding the assistance they receive from the Association, the activities they have been conducting,challenges encountered and the efforts they made to tackle them, and that constructive ideas were raised that could help future activities.
They also called on sustainability of the workshop so that other disabled women citizens could become beneficiaries.