Ethiopian Business Review

In today’s deeply interconnected world, a quality education gives people the knowledge they need to safeguard the planet’s finite resources, appreciate diversity and resist intolerance, and act as informed global citizens.

Throughout my life, I have seen the power of education. I have witnessed how quality education for all can support the creation of dynamic economies and help to sustain peace, prosperity, and stability. I have also observed how education instills in individuals, no matter their circumstances, a strong sense of self, as well as confidence in their place in the world and their future prospects.

Monday, 15 April 2019 06:00
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If Countries Were to Eliminate Gender-Based Discrimination and Guarantee Equality By 2030 Global GDP Would increase by Some USD6 Trillion. New OECD Data Could Yield Insights.

At the current rate of progress, it will take more than 200 years to achieve gender equality and female empowerment at work. In many countries, girls are still forced to marry young, which limits their access to education and future employment opportunities. In Niger, for example, in 2016, 76% of girls aged 15-19 were married, which partly explains why 73% of lower-secondary-school-age girls are out of school. Child labor is also common, and almost a third of the world’s women believe that domestic violence is a justifiable punishment under certain circumstances, such as burning meals.

Monday, 15 April 2019 00:00
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Male or female, everyone has challenges that face them in life. However, there are certain challenges women encounter in their lives that are different from men. I am the sort of person that believes women are a force to be reckoned with. So, whenever I have these kinds of conversations with my friends, I tend to tell them to go after what they want regardless of the hurdles they may face. I also try to apply that advice for myself.

I have friends who wanted to be many things. I had a friend who wanted to be a journalist; I had another friend who wanted to study law and was enthusiastic about equality and justice. I also have a friend who wanted to become an engineer so that she could become a problem solver. However, like many women, they turned from their original goals for many different reasons, but mainly because the way women in the professional world are treated.

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