Speaking at the opening of the seminar, Torbjörn Pettersson, ambassador of Sweden in Ethiopia, said as Sweden was one of the leading countries in the world in promoting women empowerment in media and other sectors it was important to share that experience with Ethiopia.
“Here in Ethiopia we are particularly committed to make our feminist foreign policy a reality and contribute to improved gender equality in Ethiopia, be it in our political work, in our development cooperation programs, in consular matters or internally here at our Embassy,” the ambassador said.
“Swedes are strong believers in that gender equality is not only a goal in itself but essential for deepening of democracy and for a sustainable economic growth.”
“We have formed a gender equality network that will act as our advisors when it comes to gender equality and women’s rights. And we want to create opportunities for organizations and individuals promoting gender equality in Ethiopia,” he further said.
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