Women’s health and empowerment for community resilience

Best practices on strengthening women in rural Ethiopia and tackle gender inequality in a comprehensive manner

Gender inequality and demographic pressure are considerably contributing to the low-resilience capacity of communities to respond to unexpected crisis. The session will showcase two projects – Asure Health and Reset Plus – implemented in rural Ethiopia that are contributing to promote consolidated family planning practices and gender equality through a community-based approach. This session will gather the experiences of women who took ownership of their sexual rights, participated in businesses activities and used their rising independence to promote equality and positively impact their families. It will also provide information on how men's engagement in family planning can improve health outcomes for adolescent girls and women, as well as dispel myths and misconceptions.

Organised by


Roberta Rughetti
Head of Programs
Amref Health Africa
Bitania Lulu Berhanu
Amref Health Africa
Habtamu Adane Zerihun
EU Delegation to Ethiopia
Kalkidan Yimer Ahmed
Christian Aid
Sintayehu Abebe Woldie
Program Mnager
Amref Health Africa