A few words

About Us

Who We Are ?

  • ELiDA is a not-for-profit, gender-focused, women-led non-partisan, and secular indigenous CSO
    established in November 2008 by reputable women.
  • ELiDA contributes toward solving the multidimensional, political, social, and economic challenges Ethiopians face.
  • For more than a decade, ELiDA remained committed to improving the livelihood of youth and women, building the culture of democracy, dialogue, and good governance, as well as restoring peaceful coexistence, conflict resolutions, and respect for human rights

Thematic Areas


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 political empowerment of women, girls, and youth. The organization aims to alleviate the challenges of the most marginalized communities and to inspire women and girls to contribute and lead in building sustainable peace and strong democratic culture.

Our partners


Empathy Inclusivity Equity and Integrity Accountability Networking and partnership