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    Economics and Culture and Ethiopian Women's Lives

    Number of Pages: 13


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    In thirteen pages culture, economics, and their impact upon the women of Ethiopia are examined. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

    Name of Research Paper File: AM2_PPwmEthi.rtf

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    Ethiopian women have endured many hardships over time. These hardships stretch from ancient times to the present. Many of the traditional practices of Ethiopia place undue hardship  on the regions women. Women in rural areas are even more susceptible to such hardships. Of Ethiopias fifty-four million rural residents some thirty million are women (Ruphael).  This is among a total population, a total including rural and city residents, of sixty-three million people (Ruphael). The welfare of Ethiopias rural women is thus of particular concern  in that they represent the majority in Ethiopian society. These women have few economic options in life. They often live in abusive homes but to escape those homes  they must find viable employment. Such employment is largely nonexistent in Ethiopia and far too many women are forced into the industry of prostitution. This paper explores the  options available to Ethiopias women and suggests that in order to changed the lives of these women we must address both Ethiopian culture and entrepreneurial options.  Rural women are the most affected by the gender discrimination and patriarchal domination which has characterized Ethiopia throughout history. Bogalech Aldemu of the Womens Affairs Department  of Ethiopias Prime Minister contends that gender discrimination not only exists in Ethiopia in contemporary times but:  "is part of the social system and runs through all aspects of life at family and household levels; community as well as at institutional levels" (Ruphael).  Land, for example, is owned and controlled by Ethiopian males (Ruphael). It is inherited 

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