Ethiopia

Sexual and gender based violence in Ethiopia

Introduction

Ethiopia ranks a lowly 116 in the gender inequality index, chiefly contributing to SGBV prevalence in the country. According to the United Nations Global Database on Violence Against Women, 35% of women in Ethiopia aged 15-49 years are experiencing or have experienced intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. In terms of regional disaggregation, Oromia has the highest prevalence rate (39 per cent) followed by Harari (38 per cent), and Amhara (37 per cent).

Culture has also chiefly contributed to SGBV prevalence in Ethiopia. A preponderant 65% of women aged 15-49 have undergone FGM under the aegis of cultural practice, including 47% aged 15-19. Child marriages are considered to be a breeding ground for SGBV, with 40% of women aged 20 to 24 years reported to have been first married or in union before age 18.

Find organizations that support SGBV victims below.

AddisContinental Institute of Public Health

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/addis-continental-institute-of-public-health/
Communication Awareness

African Child Policy Forum

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/african-child-policy-forum/
Advocacy

African Child Policy Forum

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/african-child-policy-forum/
Policy

Developing Families Together

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/developing-families-together/
Communication Awareness

Developing Families Together

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/developing-families-together/
Education

Ethiopian Women Lawyers' Association (EWLA)

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/ethiopian-women-lawyers-association-ewla/
Advocacy

Ethiopian Women Lawyers' Association (EWLA)

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/ethiopian-women-lawyers-association-ewla/
Policy

Hiwot Ethiopia

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/hiwot-ethiopia/
Communication Awareness

Horizon Youth Development (HYD)

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/horizon-youth-development-hyd/
Education

Horizon Youth Development (HYD)

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/horizon-youth-development-hyd/
Communication Awareness

Intergrated Community Education and Development Association

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/integrated-community-education-and-development-association/
Education

International Rescue Committee

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/international-rescue-committee-2/
Rehabilitation

Mother and Child Development Organization (MCDO)

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/mother-and-child-development-organization-mcdo/
Education

Mother and Child Development Organization (MCDO)

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/mother-and-child-development-organization-mcdo/
Advocacy

Mother and Child Development Organization (MCDO)

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/mother-and-child-development-organization-mcdo/
Communication Awareness

Mother and Child Development Organization (MCDO)

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/mother-and-child-development-organization-mcdo/
Rehabilitation

Network of Ethiopan Women's Associations

www.newaethiopia.org
Advocacy

Network of Ethiopan Women's Associations

www.newaethiopia.org
Policy

New Millennium Hope Development Organization

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/new-millennium-hope-development-organization/
Rehabilitation

Noosphere Affairs Trading plc

http://preventgbvafrica.org/member/noosphere-affairs-trading-plc/
Education

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