Empathy for Life Integrated Development Association

About Us

  • ELiDA is a not-for-profit, gender-focused, women-led non-partisan, and secular indigenous CSOestablished in November 2008 by reputable women.
  • ELiDA contributes toward solving multidimensional social, economic, and political challenges of Ethiopians. 
  • ELiDA is committed to women and girls by creating opportunities and promoting girls’ education. The support includes awareness creation training on prevention of early marriage, female gentile mutilation (FGM), and harmful traditional practices (HTPs). 
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''I raise up my voice - not so that I can shout, but those without a voice can be heard...we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.'' - Malala Yousafzai

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