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Social development

As women’s rights and the integration of a gender perspective are the hallmarks of Danish development cooperation, the Embassy supports UN Women’s efforts to end violence against women and girls. The project includes capacity building initiatives, awareness raising and establishment of specialized services for the empowerment and protection of women and girls.

The Embassy also contributes to ILO’s Ethiopia Decent Work Country Programme, a tripartite (Government, Workers and Employers) partners initiated programme framework, designed to address country priorities identified by the constituents. The framework is aimed at facilitating the delivery of ILO's support to the country toward ensuring sustainable poverty reduction through the integration of decent work priorities with the national development agenda as set out in the GTPII.

Furthermore, recognizing that justice and the rule of law go to the heart of societal development, the Embassy collaborates with partners like the Addis Ababa University School of Law to promote access to justice and prevalence of social justice through legal aid service provision and research.

Finally, Denmark supports the Ethiopian NGO Justice for All – Prison Fellowship Ethiopia (JFA-PFE) in their work on enhancing human rights protection in Ethiopia, e.g. by building capacity of the legislative, executive and judicial arms of the government with respect to justice, human rights and good governance and by providing holistic support to prisoners to strengthen their rights and re-integration into society.