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Setaweet

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

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On Nov. 1, 2014 Hanna Lalango, a sixteen year old Ethiopian girl died from a brutal gang rape after five men kidnapped and held her captive for several days in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Knowing that this was one of many injustices, five Ethiopian women who have always advocated for gender equality started to get together every second Tuesday of every month to discuss the gender based discrimination in the hopes of finding practical ways of solving them. These meetings highlighted the need for a feminist organization that worked towards bringing women and men on equal footing. What started with these five women, grew into a movement that advocated for the betterment of women from all walks of life.

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

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