Sister to Sister: Kehit Lehit is a project that was launched to generate awareness and provide education about a variety of women’s issues in Ethiopia, mobilize the diaspora community in Canada, identify important issues related to women’s empowerment and to address ways to provide positive support through grassroots initiatives, including fundraising events, speaking engagements and networking. It seeks to facilitate an active and sustained engagement by the Ethiopian Diaspora in directly supporting women in Ethiopia and to share and promote Ethiopian culture and the role of Ethiopian women.
Sister to Sister project first event will be launched on Nov 23rd,2019.It provides the opportunity to introduce Sister to Sister: Kehit Lehit to the Ottawa community, and raise much needed funds to transform the lives of women living with fistula in Ethiopia.
Proceeds from this event will support Women and Health Alliance, one of Ethiopiaid Canada local Ethiopian partners. WAHA strives to improve access to quality reproductive healthcare in Ethiopia. The organization works to increase the capacity of local midwives to provide quality maternal care and to ensure comprehensive care for women with birth complications. Ethiopiaid works with WAHA to assist women suffering from obstetric fistula and other pelvic floor disorders in the North Gondar zone and Amhara region. Ethiopiaid funds fistula surgeries, including pre- and post-operative care, physiotherapy, and psycho-social care. We also equip community health workers to provide education and awareness on the prevention and treatment of fistula
The project is implemented by Ethio Canadian Sisters and Ethiopiaid Canada, a charitable international development organization dedicated to empowering women and girls in Ethiopia to live healthy and productive lives. We seek lasting change by supporting interventions driven by local partners.
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