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About EWDNA

Founded in 2002 by seven  women with disabilities and one  professional volunteer, the Ethiopian Women with Disabilities National Association (EWDNA) is a nonprofit organization based in Addis Ababa  which advocates towards the inclusion of differently-abled women  and  building their  capacity.   

Today, EWDNA has nine branches across the country (Bahir Dar, Hawassa, Adama, Mehal Meda, Gondor, Jimma, Ambo, Diredawa, & Harar).

 

   

Learn more about EWDNA’s history, vision, and mission, and the drastic need for such work support services for differently-abled women and  girls in Ethiopia.

 

Our Vision

Ethiopian Women with Disabilities are welcomed in every sphere and valued for their strong contributions to the economy and to society.  

Our Mission

We empower women with disabilities to exercise their rights and we promote their social and economic value with government and society.

 

Our Objective

To raise the standard of living and overall quality of life for differently- abled women  (one of the most marginalized groups in society) throughout Ethiopia.

History

The Ethiopian Women with Disabilities National Association (EWDNA) is a disabled people’s organization (DPOs) and registered Ethiopian Charity Association focused on promoting the rights of differently – abled  women to participate in every sphere of the society and to have access to social services and  employment opportunities.

EWDNA has a Board of Directors who are selected from the General Assembly and have members representing various disability types. The Executive Director runs the overall program of the Association. The Branch associations in each of the six current regions are autonomous. The role of the head office is to provide technical assistance and help build the capacity of the regional associations.

Over the years, EWDNA has accomplished much with the help of various governmental bodies, NGOs, individuals, volunteers, and other supporters. Its activities mainly focus on awareness-raising on disability issues, income-generating activities, vocational skills training, counseling services, and capacity-building initiatives in general.

Learn more about EWDNA’s history, vision, and mission, and the drastic need for such work support services for differently-abled women and  girls in Ethiopia.