Eritrea is playing an exemplary role in eradicating FGM and that harmful practices will no more exist in the country in the near future, according to Ms. Rania Zakie, Representative of the UNICEF in Eritrea.
Speaking on the occasion of declaring a free-FGM zone in Asmat and Habero subzones, Ms. Rania underlined that the occasion is a vivid demonstration of Eritrea’s commitment as well as active engagement and collaboration of the society, government institutions and national associations in taking concrete actions towards combating FGM in the country. Continue reading Eritrea Playing Exemplary Role in Combating FGM: UNICEF→
Already for more than a decade, Eritrea has carried itself as a proud nation. Among others, against TPLF fabrications it has stood on its feet and under sanctions. International aid and trade could not mediate its opening up to international investors.
A SIDE-EVENT was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Eritrea and the United Nations Country Team under the theme “Empowering Women: Eritrea’s Achievements and Experience” during the 59th Session of the Commission on Status of Women in New York on the 16 March 2015, with a full house participation of representatives of states, UN Agencies and civil society organizations. Continue reading Eritrea’s Achievements on Gender Equality Applauded at a UN Side Event→
INTRODUCTION: Eritrea with 1200km coastline and more than 300 islands in the Red Sea is strategically situated in the eastern part of Africa. It joined the international community in 1993 following liberation from Ethiopian colonialism in 1991 through an arduous thirty-year armed struggle.
The socio-economic character of the Eritrean population comprises of more than 80% agro-pastoralists, with the rest being mainly workers, merchants, students and professionals (EPHS 2010). There are nine ethnic groups – Afar, Bilen, Hedareb, Kunama, Nara, Rashaida, Tigre, Saho and Tigrinya, each having its own language. Continue reading Empowering Women: UN Report 2015 – Eritrea→
ON the occasion of the 59th Session of the Commission on Status of Women, the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations together with the UN Country Team (UNCT) will organise a side event on Monday March 16, 2015 at the UN headquarters in New York.