White Ribbon Day Observed

The employees of the Authority have observed world White Ribbon Day on 8th of December 2015 in an occasion held at meeting hall of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange Authority.
The Occasion was organized by the women and youth Affairs Directorate of the Authority.
Opening the occassion, Authority’s Director General, Ato Dawud Mummie said that the government of the FDRE has issued women’s affairs policy and revised the discriminatory laws against the rights of women.
He said, observing the day is among the achievements gained and, added that the Authority continues to support women employees and discourages any violent act against them.
Then, he worn the white Ribbon and requested employees to do same.
Mean while, Director of the Women and Youth Affairs Directorate, W/ro Ayelech Gugsa has given brief explanations on the historical background and significance of observing the day.
Gender Affairs senior expert, Ato Mezgebe Seyum, has presented a paper focused on the major activities carried out by the Women and Youth Affairs Directorate on which discussions have been made by the employees.
In another development, the women employees have established Authority’s Women Forum to be led by five member executive committee. The forum, in collaboration with the Women and Youth Affairs Directorate, works towards the respect of women’s rights and benefits in the Authority, it was learnt.