The fact women do not receive the same consideration as men in Ethiopia poses a large problem for mothers who find themselves as single parents. 74% of Adwa’s families have just one parent which is well above the national average. In this poverty-stricken country, hard-working single mothers barely earn enough to survive and are obliged to neglect their children who in turn must leave school and work as domestic helpers to contribute to the family’s income. The children of these women have practically no chance of breaking the vicious poverty cycle.
The family support program entered its third phase in 2020 and will continue until the end of 2021.
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For this reason, conflict along the border has never stopped, like the fighting which commenced in March 2012, when Ethiopian troops attacked several Eritrean military camps.