The funding agreement for the analytical project on the Protection of Women Rights in the formal and informal justice systems of Ethiopia was signed on 27 November 2014 at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa.
The project aims to analyze how the Ethiopian plural justice systems (formal, customary and sharia court structures) incorporate, reflect upon, and employ international women’s rights in their judicial inquiry.
The Ambassador of Norway to Ethiopia H.E. Mr. Andreas Gaarder stressed the importance of the project and how it would contribute to supporting the Ethiopian government’s emphasis on women’s rights and gender equality in the country.
The project is expected to run for the next six years and will have three phases. The current and first phase of the baseline study runs for 2 years.
The project is headed by Prof. Kjetil Tronvoll (ILPI Senior Partner) and Dr. Girmachew Alemu Aneme (ILPI Senior Legal Advisor), and will involve a number of Ethiopian partner universities and prominent scholars.