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The Gendershops are a series of feminist workshops held with Secondary School students in Addis Ababa.


The flagship project of Setaweet PLC is a feminist curriculum for secondary school students dealing with femininity and masculinity, healthy relationships and positive self-images.

Women’s Scholar Program

The Ethiopian Women Scholars Program is run by Setaweet in collaboration with the Global Research Network on Parliaments and People and SOAS, University of London. Scholars will be offered a grant ranging from 1,000 – 5,000 UKP, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The Setaweet team will support applicants from five universities around Ethiopia with research and academic writing skills, mentorship and coaching. Grantees will research on one of these topics – culture of representation, history of exclusion and instability, imagining deeper democracy through media and arts and the relationship between parliaments, elected politicians and Ethiopian society. The outcome of the research is expected to make an impact in advancing academic engagement in terms of gender equality in Ethiopia, and will be shared at an academic conference in September 2019.

Redefining Traditional Maculinity

Arif Abat

Setaweet and our partners at the Swedish Embassy in Addis Ababa hosted #AriffAbbat (‘Great Dad’) photo competition and exhibition in December 2017 which in encouraging active fatherhood, brought together photos of Ethiopian fathers with their Swedish counterparts. 

What she wore

Museum Exhibition

What She wore

Setaweet organized #WhatSheWore, an exhibit of the outfits worn by survivors at the time of their rape in November 2018, sparking a national conversation and a wide coverage on rape culture in general, and on victim-blaming in particular, on most media outlets reporting on Ethiopian events.


Our new co-working space that is child friendly