'We are Weighed the Same Way the Men are Weighed'
Newly appointed President Sahle-Work Zewde said: "If the reforms started, are led in equal measure by both men and women, the country will soon forget poverty and backwardness, and move toward prosperity". Zewde was appointed days after 50% of the government's top ministerial positions was filled by women, including the new defence minister.
The government is committed to ensure participation and benefit of women.
Ethiopia: Parliament Elects First Female President
VOA, 26 October 2018
Veteran Ethiopian diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde has been elected by lawmakers as the east African nation's first female president. Read more »
Vanguard, 25 October 2018
Ethiopia's parliament today approved Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's new president, the first woman to hold the post. Read more »