Our Work

What We Do

Women's Movement

Movement Building

Setaweet is working towards strengthening the grassroots women’s movement through a series of dialogues and capacity-building programs with grassroots women’s groups in various locations of Amhara and Oromia Regional States in order to build a national feminist agenda.




Tesfaweet, the Married Girls’ Project is a series of workshops among young married women intended to address inequalities in access to education and opportunities through empowerment trainings.



Gendershops 2.0

The ‘Gendershops’ is a series of gender-focused workshops offered by Setaweet to secondary school students. The workshops are a two-day, highly participatory, and engaging platform that will encourage students to rethink their gendered roles. Participants will set goals, participate in critical discussions and discover a way forward that will create change in their school eco-system, and in their lives.



Writing our Rights

Setaweet published peer-reviewed academic articles on gender and Ethiopian women broadly related to exclusion, politics of intimacy and motherhood, narratives, intersectional, gendered identities as well as representation by women researchers across the country.


Mobile App

Alegnta Mobile App

Alegnta Mobile App is gender-based violence reporting app that will allow/be used by GBV survivors and witnesses of GBV in public spaces as well as homes, to report what happened to them anonymously. The App aims to create a comprehensive database of gender-based violence incidents that will create visibility to the problem for improved policy and legal intervention.



ልክ አይደለም

ልክ አይደለም is a campaign that aims to implement a bold and visible media campaign to problematize gender-based violence in Addis Ababa.

The campaign was transmitted through radio programs, videos, training, social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Telegram), billboards, and wall art throughout the city.

TV Show


MeQenet is an hour-long research-based television that looks at diverse issues plaguing Ethiopian society through a gender lens. It focuses on examining different forms of oppression that exist simultaneously because of the person’s identity. For instance, a poor woman faces oppression/ challenges because of her class and gender, not just by her gender or class.


Call Center

Alegnta 6388

Alegnta 6388 is a free-of-charge Gender-Based Violence hotline that provides in-depth counseling and referral services for gender-based violence.


After hosting the #WhatSheWore exhibition Setaweet has been approached by scores of survivors who visit the office, call or send messages over email or Facebook with the desire to discuss their experiences. As the Setaweet team felt ill-equipped to deal with this demand, a team of interns worked to assess the available medical, legal, and psycho-social support services. The team learned that there is a limited resources to help sexual violence survivors in Addis Ababa.

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