Tag: Domestic abuse

Laura Chattin – Ending Domestic Violence in Ethiopia

Arguments for and against Western humanitarian aid have been raging for as long as modern society has existed. While some would say that those with the means have a responsibility to help those who are experiencing hardships, there are many reasons as to why Western humanitarian intervention can be ineffective and/or harmful. In terms of domestic abuse in countries such… Read more →

Laura Chattin – Acceptance and Consequences of Domestic Abuse in Ethiopia

There is a trend in Ethiopia of women normalizing the horrific cycles of abuse which seems to have made the negative consequences far worse than they would be if women believed the violence towards them was abnormal. Ethiopian women are taught from the day they are born that they are meant to be submissive, obedient, and less than men in… Read more →

Laura Chattin – Domestic and Sexual Abuse in Ethiopia

Physical and sexual violence in a partnered relationship has always been an enormous human rights issue affecting all aspects of communities around the world. Currently Ethiopia has the highest rates of domestic abuse against women with almost 60% having experienced sexual violence1 and nearly 50% having experienced physical partner violence at some point in their lives.2 Out of the women… Read more →