Gender inequalities - barriers for girls and women to use their potential

Half of the girls get married before they are 17 years old. Three quarters of them then drop school right after the marriage. How does it change their lives?

Youth deserve for Sexual and Reproductive Health information and friendly service!

Studies indicate that only 51% of school girls know about menstruation and its management, only one-third use sanitary napkins as menstrual absorbent during menstruation and, a high proportion (>50%) avoid going to school at the time of menstruation!!

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Myths around the dangerous, dreadful procedure of mutilating/cutting female intimate parts in childhood cause this harmful tradition to continue. ECYDO increases awareness and removes these myths in order to stop it.

We can join the power of people against poverty and target aid to those most in need.

Only 20% of women and 38% of men age 15-49 have comprehensive knowledge about the modes of HIV transmission and prevention. We are trying to change this.

Male engagement in HIV/AIDS prevention

Can boys and men end HIV? Yes, they can!

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About ECYDO

is a non-governmental, non-profit organization with a goal of improving the opportunities for children and young people. We care about social and economic development of the youth in Ethiopia, as we believe that young people are our best hope and investing in them is an investment for the future. ECYDO was initially established as a Theatre and Music Club in 1987 employing artistic talents of street vendors and other vulnerable children to convey messages on HIV/AIDS. Working with the street children and young people convinced the founders to advance the Club to Eshet Children and Youth Unity Association. This initiative…

How can you get involved?

Our Organization Mainly Focus

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    Educate

    yourself and your peers about HIV/AIDS and the active role of each of us in it. Read More

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    Empower

    people around you, especially women and girls in exercising their sexual and reproductive health rights Read More

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    Say No

    to any form of violence, especially against women, female genital mutilation and early marriage Read More

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    Advocate

    for equality of women and men, and for equal opportunities for all

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    Remove barriers

    our society has created for persons with disabilities in education and accessing services

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    Promote

    respect and tolerance towards all, regardless of gender, age, race or ethnicity.

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    Volunteer

    with us to create inclusive, respectful Ethiopia

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    Donate

    to enable us to reach even more people here.

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Projects

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Donors

150000

Youth and Adults Reached

10000000

Budget

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ECYDO COVID-19 Response

Thank to Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (Slovak Aid) Eshet Children and Youth Development Organization (ECYDO) was able to support basic food and other sanitary materials for 90 disabilities…

SALAMAWIT ZELALEM

"Eshet showed me the path to my success"

PARTICIPANT IN THE YOUTH 2 YOUTH SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROJECT

ECYDO
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2020-10-13T16:55:45+00:00

PARTICIPANT IN THE YOUTH 2 YOUTH SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROJECT

"Eshet showed me the path to my success"

GETU LEMMA

“I was aggressive towards my family. I used to quarrel with my mother especially and did not respect her. Now everything is different”

PARTICIPANT IN A PROJECT ON MALE ENGAGEMENT

ECYDO
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2020-10-13T16:53:25+00:00

PARTICIPANT IN A PROJECT ON MALE ENGAGEMENT

“I was aggressive towards my family. I used to quarrel with my mother especially and did not respect her. Now everything is different”

Breke Habtamu

“I am very happy to get these important materials for my education. Now I am able to properly attain my education. Thank you very much,"

Beneficiaries, a 16-years old girl with visual impairment

ECYDO
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2020-10-24T10:01:30+00:00

Beneficiaries, a 16-years old girl with visual impairment

“I am very happy to get these important materials for my education. Now I am able to properly attain my education. Thank you very much,"
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