In communities of Ethiopia, women/girls are victim of the prevailing social, economic, cultural, and political problems. This has resulted in complicated and multifaceted socioeconomic and health problems for the lives of many women in Ethiopia. The prevalence of violence against women in communities of Ethiopia further resulting to the high vulnerability rate of women or girls to unsafe sex, opportunistic infections and HIV/AIDS. HIV positive women do not disclose their HIV status for their husbands or partner and families fearing stigma and discrimination and driven out of home. Therefore, continued advocacy to ensure gender equality is needed in Ethiopia.
Our women or girls are victim of the prevailing social, economic, cultural, and political problems persisting in the country. The problems include, but are not limited to, deep rooted; loss of quality life and dignity; loss of security and health; lack of economic capacity and capability; lack of alternative income generating means knowledge and skills; loss of property, absence of legal support; lack of education and protection. We call on stakeholders and institutions within existing community to engage to increasing their understanding of domestic violence and to take action within their personal and professional lives to support women’s right to live free of violence. Let us commit ourselves to establishing policies and protocols, in the community settings and places of work that upholds women’s right to non-violence.