Ethiopia had traditional institutional structures and cultural resources to promote the principles of peace, tolerance, solidarity, and respect long before the introduction of a formal legal system. Due to the fact that their verdicts were binding on all parties, these procedures were effective at resolving disputes brought on by land disputes, chieftaincy issues, and marriage problems. Chiefs, elders, family heads, and other leaders are held in high regard for their leadership roles.
Women play a specific role, particularly when it comes to spotting potential conflict risks, and they participate in mediation just like their male counterparts, but their role hasn’t really emerged to firmly support other conflict resolution techniques.
People That We Work With
The project targeted 80,000 people indirectly in 9 Kebeles at Yabello woreda. Additionally, in Addis Ababa, women were reached through legal aid services, transportation fund, and court fees.
The goals are to strengthen and maintain the protection of women’s rights, promote women’s participation in conflict prevention, and improve women’s access to and use of the formal and informal legal systems.
See this project results in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Registry HERE