women's rights in Ethiopia

Asking Mothers of the Next Generation What to Do

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What would it take to get more girls to complete primary education in Ethiopia?

That’s what Helena Reisdahl, an RWI Minor Field Study grant holder, went to Ethiopia to investigate.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will host a presentation by Reisdahl on Wednesday 21 September at 14:00.

Read more about the RWI Minor Field Study, which is now open for applications.

Reisdahl, who is a social worker, has extensive experience working in women’s shelters, with feminist self-defense methods as well as with rehabilitation of drug abusers.

Reisdahl conducted a grassroots study with a group of women, 18-25 years old, to let them define what assistance would be useful to reach full enrolment of girls in primary school.

It has been said that educating a girl means educating an entire nation, because an educated mother is more likely to have a prosperous household and to have children, and daughters, who will become educated themselves. Promoting gender equality
and girls’ enrolment in primary education is an important part of any sustainable development agenda.

The Minor Field Study programme is a grant that allows for Bachelor or Master’s students to carry out research in developing countries. The programme was developed by The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) with the purpose of furthering the international competence of Swedish universities.

Join us to listen to Reisdahl share the findings of her research.

Date: 21 September
Time: 14:00
Location: Beijing Conference Room, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, St. Gråbrödersgatan 17B

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