‘Ethiopian women are exhausted’ a study revealed



According to a recent study by Oxfam in Ethiopia and presented as part of the International Women’s Day celebration, rural women in Ethiopia spend up to 16 hours of their day in a heavy and unpaid housework. From collecting the wood to fetching water and cooking, everything in between takes women’s entire day and night. Housework, which is considered unproductive in the economy, contributes to the high poverty level of women around the country, and the study suggests that Ethiopia has a long way to go to overcome this reality.

The study in Oromia Regional State shows that women’s energy is consumed by taking care of the activities around the house, which makes them to have little or no will to think about engaging in what the economy considers productive, and income generating works. Asked about what they will do if they got more free time, most women preferred to take…

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