On the streets of Ethiopia’s capital, the city’s commercial sex trade is flourishing. It is estimated that around 150,000 girls and women work on the streets – or one in ten females over the age of 15. Most have been forced there by poverty – though what they earn will never release them from its grasp.
In this context, TEAR’s partner Ellita – Women at Risk (E-WAR) seeks to enable women involved in prostitution to exit the work through rehabilitation and livelihoods training, and to improve community awareness through education so that fewer women are likely to enter the commercial sex trade…
An innovative project in Ethiopia is helping children overcome barriers to enter primary school and reach their full potential.
Do you remember when you first learnt how to read? It was like discovering a key that unlocked a whole new world. Suddenly signs could be decoded, books were exciting and letters came to life.
For children in poor and marginalised communities, education is the key that opens up opportunities to help break the cycle of poverty. It leads to an increased ability to earn a living, better health and nutrition, stronger communities and less discrimination. Girls who are…
Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees have settled in enormous camps in Ethiopia. With little hope of further resettlement, these families now raise their children and create community in what was intended to be a temporary place of shelter. As TEAR’s partner ZOA helps them start businesses and generate income, is there any hope for progress in a “holding” place?
From the air, the Dollo Ado region of Ethiopia is a seemingly endless vista of red earth and dry, scattered scrub, intersected by the wide, brown Genale River as it slowly meanders its way across the parched planes into Somalia.…
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