Who Are the Recipients?

Outstanding Girl of the Year!

Award Criteria

. Be a girl.

. Be a high school / University student

. Academic excellence

. Creative/ innovative

. outstanding community service.

. positive role model for Ethiopian girls.

Bethlehem Dessie


Bethlehem Dessie,17, a first year software Engineer student at Addis Ababa University. Besides school, she also do her own personal projects. She has started coding when she was ten and she still doing so! She has a big vision in becoming successful in her field and build the capacity of ICT in Ethiopia.

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Role Model for Girls!

Award Criteria

Girls in hundreds of high schools were invited to nominate a worthy woman they know with the guidance from experts.

. A woman

. A positive role model for girls.

. Have demonstrates leadership in her work

. Have personal attributes that inspires others.

 Yetnebersh Negussie


Wro. Yetnebesh Negussie is the executive Director of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, a development NGO.

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Outstanding Service to Girls

Media Category

Award Criteria

Media has a potential in changing the  perception society on the protection of women and girls and also in creating public discourse on the issue of gender-based violence among various stakeholders. Girls in hundreds of high schools were invited to nominate their favourite media show that targets girls.

Yegna Girls' Radio Show


Rooted in Ethiopian culture, Yegna is a multi- platform culture brand inspiring positive behaviour change for girls in Ethiopia

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The Ethiopian Girls Award Ceremony

One of the general objectives of the Ethiopian Girls Award 2022 is to build partnerships and galvanized the national/global movements to end gender-based violence against girls and to reward the outstanding efforts of individuals, groups, institutions that contribute to the advancement of education and welfare for girls and women.

Who attends?


High-level officials of the Government

Reps. of UN Agencies


Business Community leaders



Community leaders


The Media

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Inter-Generational Dialogue

Award Ceremony


Cocktail Reception

Media Event


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Media /Communication Campaign

. Partnership with Media outlets to raise awareness on the theme.

Press Releases

Newspaper articles

Press Conference

Media Reporting

A special Magazine

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