Women Candidates Say Resolved to Fight
Harmful Cultural Practices
ADDIS ABABA, March 23 (WIC) – Women candidates contesting for the upcoming national elections said they are determined to do their utmost towards the complete eradication of harmful cultural practices if they win the elections. In interviews they gave to WIC, the candidates representing political parties in Harari, Benishangul-Gumuz and Gambela States said they will wage a resolute struggle especially against girl abductions, early marriages, and genital mutilation. Woizero Shemsu Ali of the Oromo Peoples Democratic Organization and Woizero Munira Ahmed of the Harari National Congress said they are committed to fight all social, political and economic oppression imposed on women.
The candidates also pledged to do their share so that women obtain sufficient orientation designed to enhance their decision making role.
Woizero Daweni Golasa, a candidate of the Benishangul-Gumuz Peoples Democratic Unity Front and Woizero Nunu Ugud of the Gambela Peoples Democratic Congress said they will exert efforts for enhancing female enrollment in schools, among others.