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The chairperson of the NUEW branch in the Gash Barka region, Ms. Yihdega Yohannes pointed out that efforts are being made to enable members become self supporting.

 

Barentu, 06 April 2016- The chairperson of the NUEW branch in the Gash Barka region, Ms. Yihdega Yohannes pointed out that efforts are being made to enable members become self supporting. The vocational training programs being organized and the loan program introduced are aimed to that effect.

At a meeting she conducted with the women residents of Golij sub-zone, the chairperson stressed that the women in general and those living in remote areas have been unable to engage themselves in different activities to improve their livelihoods due to harmful practices.

She further indicated that the underage marriage, FGM, school dropouts have been the main challenges for the development of women. She also called for the cooperation of the public to enable women to properly use the opportunities ahead of them.

The participants on their part expressed readiness to play their due part in the efforts to circumvent the harmful practices.

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