Sahle-Work Zewde (4/5)

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Sahle-Work Zewde is the first female President of Ethiopia. She worked in diplomacy for over 30 years, and was the UN’s top official at the African Union. Zewde is also one of the first women to have held numerous leadership positions across the UN. After her appointment in 2018, she spoke about the need for continuous strides towards gender equality, saying, “I know today I have said a lot about female empowerment, but expect me to be even more vocal in the coming years about female rights and equality.” 

Written by Marina Martinez

Arizonan student at the University of Edinburgh, dog lover, desert rat, meme aficionado and coffee enthusiast.




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