The band Yegna has been inspiring Ethiopia and has even been nicknamed Ethiopia’s Spice Girls. Yegna is engage in the fight for women's rights. But recently it has lost its UK aid funding after a negative press campaign.
When a girl is in trouble, three ordinary Ethiopian girls transform into hooded, flying superheroes with magic powers. The comic series, Tibeb Girls, has managed to put spotlight on the lives of Ethiopian women and girls and has found a way of taking on societal taboos topics.
Abay Kassahun has dedicated her career to women who have faced abuse in foreign countries in search of greener pastures. Apart from psychological assistance, others need treatment and medical advice. She even visits her clients at home. Her job has earned her a nickname: The mobile nurse.
The IT scene in Lusaka is developing. Women are playing a growing role in this sector, but they still have to fight against many prejudices. A network of women interested in technology is about to change all that.
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