By Shannon, Niamh and Sinead
have been few studies concerning women in Ethiopia, but many observers have
commented on the physical hardship that Ethiopian women experience throughout
their lives. Such hardship involves carrying loads over long distances,
grinding corn manually, working in the homestead, raising children, and cooking.Female
genital mutilation is also practiced by many of the ethnic groups. Ethiopian
women traditionally have suffered sociocultural and economic discriminationand have
had fewer opportunities than men for personal growth, education, and employment.