I work as program manager with NLK- integrated women empowerment organization, in Ethiopia. The mission of my organization to contribute towards women social, economic and health rights of marginalized and vulnerable women groups, including destitute women living with HIV/AIDS.
Gender Based Violence (VAW) against Women is the most significant causes that contributes to aggravation poverty, marginalization, HIV/AIDS for many women in Ethiopia. Most of the communities lack awareness and the communities are silent about different forms of violence against women. The women experiences violence at home and in the communities they live. Often time, Physical, psychological, sexual and economical violence are the major types of violence that are faced by women of my communities.
My organization is dedicatedly working to ensure balanced power between women and men along several efforts being underway by government and other nonprofit organization. In particular, my organization is frontlines in increasing communities’’ support to prevent Violence against women and HIV. We focus on offering support to girls and women; men choosing nonviolence; offering support to other activists in the grass root communities of Ethiopia.
Our objective is to improve the target women’s social, economic and health situations; regardless of their gender and health status as an active development process of their communities in which they take initiatives and action that is stimulated by their own thinking and deliberation and which they can effectively influence.Voices Against Gender-Based Violence