Eritrea: Call for Empowering Women in All Sectors

Refugees and peace not a contradiction: The Tigray city of Shire, not far from the border and where the UNHCR’s regional office is, has also seen its fair share of Eritrean arriving. A UNHCR worker who wasn’t willing to be quoted noted that around the world almost all countries receiving refugees do so while at peace with the country refugees are leaving—hence there is nothing unusual about Ethiopia and Eritrea reconciling while the refugee flow continues.

Mendefera — At the ceremony conducted in Tsorena, Southern region, in connection with March Eight, International Women's Day, call was made for creating conducive environment in which women could develop their capacity and enable them become productive members of the society.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Ms. Leul Gebreab, government and PFDJ officials as well as a number of Tsorena residents.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Senait Afwerki, head of the NUEW branch in the Southern region, said that developing the capacity of women is developing the entire country in all sectors and called for strong intervention to that end.

Ms. Senait further said that commendable effort has been exerted through the strong participation of women in eradicating harmful practices and under age marriages and called for strengthening participation for better outcome.

Indicating that the International Women's Day is being celebrated at the time of peace prospect unfolding in the region, Mr. Efrem Gebrekrstos, Governor of the Southern region, called for strengthening the educational and technological capacity of women with a view to augment their productivity.

The event was highlighted with cultural and artistic performance depicting the International Women's Day.

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