who we are

ELiDA is a not-for-profit, gender-focused, women-led, non-partisan, and secular indigenous CSO established in November 2008 by six reputable women.

ELiDA contributes toward solving multidimensional, political, social, and economic challenges Ethiopians face.

Since its establishment, the organization has focused on the following thematic areas:

    •  Education and Training,
    • Peace building and conflict management
    •  Livelihood, Environment, and climate change
    • Democracy and Governance
    •  Gender equality, GBV, and Protection,

ELiDA aspires to see socially responsible and productive citizens, who respect and actively protect human rights for all.

ELiDA works for the economic, social, and politicalempowerment of women, girls, and youth. Theorganization aims to alleviate the challenges of the mostmarginalized communities and to inspire women and girlsto contribute and lead in building sustainable peace andstrong democratic culture.

  • Empathy
  • Inclusivity
  • Equity and Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Networking and partnership

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