Women First race attracts 10, 000 participants in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNICEF Ethiopia

11035230_10152821327188195_1392409_oThe 2015 Women First 5 km race will be held on the 15 March 2015 in Addis Ababa with the lead message empower women, empower a nation. Some 10,000 women are expected to participate in the race this year celebrating women in Ethiopia. The UN in Ethiopia is partnering with the Great Ethiopian Run, promoting the important role women play in development and urge all stakeholders to take action so that women have equal social and economic opportunities.

The UN in Ethiopia continues to promote this message in different platforms. In November last year 40,000 run celebrating women in Ethiopia at the 14th edition of Great Ethiopian Run International 10km race and the regional race held in Gambella earlier this year as part of its campaign to increase public engagement on women issues.

It is apparent that transforming the lives of women and girls transforms a nation profoundly. Improving…

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