A feminist Movement


Setaweet (meaning ‘of woman’ in Amharic) is a contemporary feminist movement founded in 2014. The Setaweet Movement aims to articulate Ethiopian feminism and creates the space for dialogue, research, and activism by Ethiopian women and men.

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The Story

Setaweet feminist movement was founded in July 2014 as an informal gathering of Ethiopian women who advocated for gender equality and identified themselves as feminists.  What jump-started the movement was the unfortunate reality of the sixteen-year-old girl named Hanna Lalango, who passed away in November 01, 2014, after being held captive and gang-raped by five men in Addis Ababa.

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Setaweet outside of Addis


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