Gender Respect Project 2013-2016

Aiming to help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence.

Arwa Amba

Arwa Amba is a unique community of fewer than 500 inhabitants in the rural region of Amhara in Ethiopia. To link to the website click here.  A visionary leader called Zumra Nuru who had observed much inequality and injustice throughout his own childhood and sought to bring about positive change founded the movement forty years ago.  This positive example of lived gender equality in Africa could be used to inspire children and young people in the UK and around the world.

Click here for a sheet of ideas and a ‘revealing the photo’ PowerPoint activity.

Awra Amba – a Global Case Study tells you more about the community through the eyes of the Kinadachew family. Below are the audio files of the interviews in full, including the family and the translator.



Please let us know if you try these out and feed back your ideas and student evaluations.

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