Good Governance & Human Rights

Norway is committed to cooperate with Ethiopia for the development of good governance; ensuring gender equality, human rights and democratization; and improving the situation for the civil society. In 2014, approximately 30 million NOK was channeled to this sector. Norway supports the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), and the work for women’s empowerment and sexual reproductive health rights, by cooperating with civil society organizations, the UN and the government. Furthermore, Norway is contributing to capacity building in the justice sector; human rights training of law enforcement bodies; and free legal aid, through different programmes with the civil society and the Addis Ababa University. Norway supports Ethiopian civil society through a joint fund, the Civil Society Support Programme, together with Ireland, Netherlands, UK, Canada and Sweden

With colleagues from Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and Ye Ethiopia Goji Limadawi Dirgitoch Aswegaj Mahiber (EGLDAM), staff from the Embassy made a trip to Jigjiga 21-22 of July to visit the offices of the Ogaden Welfare and Development Association (OWDA) and EGLDAM, which recently signed a funding contract with NCA to carry out anti-FGM activities in the Somali National Regional State as part of t... Read more