Women Development & Alliance Org

Women Development & Alliance Org

Women for Development and Reliance Organization (WDRO) is a non-governmental, non-political organization which aims to enhance the level of awareness of the women in the Somali region of Ethiopia in order to empower them with the necessary information and skills to contribute to the development of their community at all levels.

Founded by Fatuma Nour Barkhadle in October, 2019 in Jijijga, Somali Regional State and having its headquarters in Jijigaland, it is looking to open branches in the Zonal towns of the region.

East African women have chosen to highlight and work for equality in seven Gender Issues which are:

  • Women, Peace & Security
  • Violence Against Women
  • Political Participation & Leadership
  • Economic Empowerment
  • HIV/AIDS & Reproductive Health
  • Human Rights of Women
  • Education

The WDRO’s vision is to see prosperous, developed, health Somali women that participates and contribute to the issues that affect their live and their family as a whole.

Their mission to strife towards the betterment of women and to advocate that government streamlines their project to be as responsive to the needs of Women in the Somali Regional state.

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