A march was organized on April, 14th at Merkel square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This march wanted to show that women were still at risk of random acts of violence and that more needed to be done from a legal point of view to protect their well-being. The march was organized by the Ethiopian Wowen Lawyers Association, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) , United Nations Funds for Population (UNFPA) and the support of the Ministry of Justice and The Ministry of Women. It all started whem Kamilat Mehdi walked home after dark with her two sisters when a man stepped out of the shadows and threw sulphuric acid in her face. The Reuters article says: “Though an isolated case, the attack has horrified Ethiopia's reserved and conservative society and cast a searing light on a hidden culture of violence against women”.
Below is a video of the demonstration to increase awareness on this issue of women's legal protection against violence. The posters are written in Ahmaric and advocates firmer laws on violence and sexual harrasment:
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