The dust has not yet settled from the announcement of a downsized cabinet by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed which currently now has men and women sharing seats on a 50-50 basis. In addition to the announcement of the country’s first female president. Ethiopian parliament has swiftly added another gender parity achievement by unanimously endorsing Meaza Ashenafi as the first woman Federal Supreme Court President.
Meaza Ashenafi (54) is a well-known women’ rights advocate in and outside Ethiopia, and her appointment to the post of Federal Supreme Court President is a huge career achievement for her. Feminists around the continent took to social media to celebrate Ashenafi appointment.
HE PM Abiy Ahmed nominated Meaza Ashenafi as the first woman Federal Supreme Court President. Ethiopian Parliament has unanimously endorsed the nominee. Ethiopia’s march towards gender parity in key leadership positions continues unabatedly. Congratulations! #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/YBYTPAsAG4
— Fitsum Arega (@fitsumaregaa) November 1, 2018