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The Letters of Peace #SelamLeEthiopia campaign seeks to collect heartfelt letters from individuals across Ethiopia and beyond, sharing their visions of peace, hope, and unity. Through the act of writing and sharing our stories, we aim to inspire positive change and foster a culture of peace and tolerance in our society.

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Ahadu Andualem – #IWD2024

What happens when your childhood dream is to enter the medical field, but you also aspire to be a future leader and public speaker? If you’re Ahadu Andualem, you pursue both dreams simultaneously by attending medical school and obtaining a

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Ahlam Bogale – #IWD2024

“Everyone deserves equal opportunities to pursue their passions and achieve their goals, regardless of gender or background. Witnessing women face challenges in certain careers fuels my commitment to promoting inclusivity.” This is Ahlam’s response when asked about her passion for

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Finding Strength Together: Women Heal and Empower at Mental Health Workshop

On December 30th, 2023, the AYA Hotel in Addis Ababa buzzed with energy as 73 women came together for a crucial workshop: Women’s Mental Health, Resilience and Trauma Healing. Defyhatenow Ethiopia, partnering with the SheLeads Initiative, created a safe space for women to discuss the toll of recent struggles, learn coping strategies, and build resilience.

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Understanding Ethiopia’s Hate Speech Law, Protecting Freedom of Expression

On March 2020, the Ethiopian House of Peoples’ Representatives adopted the controversial Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation No 1185/2020. The law emerged in the backdrop of a string of deadly inter-ethnic clashes across the country, which the government was quick to link to viral speech and disinformation disseminated through broadcasting, social and print media.

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