Yegna is a pioneering example of this. Now more than ever we are committed to leveraging this expertise to grow the impact of Yegna and all our programmes around the world. Global poverty exists at scale and is not going away. Girl Effect applies world-class innovation to help tackle a worldwide problem that confronts us all.
As the world becomes ever more connected, we leverage the power of insight, media and disruptive technology to enable change at scale. As girls rise, change becomes self-sustaining. Traditionally, development solutions that address poverty focus on supply-side services — like schools or health clinics — things that we can see and touch.
But all too often we treat the symptoms of poverty and overlook the cause. Research shows that girls consistently get passed over or are denied access to the services they need — they fail to take up immunisations, or drop out of school. Through culture brands like Yegna, Girl Effect addresses these issues. Our unique approach fills the gap of what is often unseen, to unlock a New Normal for girls.
When the New Normal takes hold, girls become visible, vocal, connected and valued and are given the tools they need to become agents of change, not just recipients of aid. Using storylines that confront real-life issues such as early forced marriage, violence and barriers to education, the Yegna brand works through a radio drama, music, talk shows, and clubs to reframe the way people think about girls — and the way girls think of themselves.
It provides role models and inspiration authentically drawn from girls to surface the issues that are important to them. It gives voice to their desire to stay in school, stay safe and healthy, have economic opportunity and participate fully in society.Biniam Dana ቢንያም ዳና : Begna Style በኛ ስታይል New Ethiopian Music Video 2013
Designed by and with girls from the start, it challenges the way people think and therefore behave towards girls. Yegna is a hand-up not a hand-out. It gives voice to a new generation and unlocks change from within communities seeking to rise out of poverty. Yegna today is reaching 8.
Ethiopia: CEO of Girl Effect on UK aid cut to Yegna music group
Change at scale requires like-minded innovators. We would like to thank fellow pioneers such as DFID for their farsighted investment in work well ahead of its time. From the Family Planning Summit in to the Girl Summit inGirl Effect created the platforms to get girls on the global agenda and drive resources to them.
When we designed Yegna, mass media, social media and disruptive technology had not previously been harnessed in this way. Rather than considering girls as beneficiaries, we listened to them describe the future they want and acted on it. Partners like DFID broke new ground with us by investing in this cutting-edge work. These investments also support the partnership we have with the Government of Ethiopia, in its priorities to address education, health, economic opportunity, safety, child marriage and FGM.
In four short years we have achieved irreversible momentum. Change that has begun in this generation will continue into the next, and all generations to come. New ideas are often resisted and sometimes willfully misrepresented. Our work continues with the confidence we gain from the feedback of girls and their communities on the ground. With our partners, Girl Effect remains committed to Yegna as it grows, enables a rising generation, and creates even more impact.
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Recover your password. About Us Contact Us. Forgot your password? Get help. Home Politics. Ethiopia postpones August elections due to coronavirus. Ethiopia: Parents fear for missing students as universities close over Covid Ethiopia races to bolster ventilator stockpile for coronavirus fight. Ethiopian Prime Minister gets warm welcome in Ambo, a stronghold of…. Ethiopian Airlines suspends flights to 30 countries due to coronavirus pandemic. Ethiopian draft report blames Boeing for MAX plane crash: sources.Behind billowing white sheets in a makeshift green room, the four women collectively known as Yegna prepare to take the stage.
An estimated 8. Bilen, 14, is at the concert with her sister. But our perspective has been changed by Yegna. DfID said it took the decision to end its partnership with Girl Effectwhich oversees Yegna, after a review of the programme.
Ripples from the decision ran from Ethiopia to the UK. Yegna drew support from Lemn Sissay, the British poet and broadcaster of Ethiopian heritage, who has performed with the band and chose one of their tracks, Taituwhen he appeared on Desert Island Discs. Butler also confirms that payments to the band reported in the Daily Mail were wildly inaccurate, and that Yegna band members are paid the market rate for performers in Ethiopia. But Girl Effect were not to be beaten.
They replaced the DfiD money with funding from several philanthropic foundations, who choose to remain anonymous. The change forced the organisation to accelerate plans to ensure its sustainability, and Girl Effect are now exploring brand sponsorships, advertising revenue during radio shows, and music sales.
That includes boys, includes adults in the conversation. The platforms come together to tackle one issue at a time, with the radio show theme reflected in the lyrics of the latest song. Boys also feature in the stories, to show the young fanbase that men and women can be friends as well as partners. Butler says the audience remained blissfully unaware of the behind-the-scenes funding drama.
Ethiopia: CEO of Girl Effect on UK aid cut to Yegna music group
Ethiopia is considered one of the fastest growing regions in eastern Africa. Nearly one in five girls marries before the age of Girl Effect says Yegna reach 8. Despite the funding setback, Girl Effect are expanding the operation, which they hope to take nationwide. Their enthusiasm is clear. Some women, who looked like us, came to the back of the stage and told us their life stories.
It made her think about her situation and how difficult it had been. She had four daughters at home and this was the first time she realised she had to go home and have an open conversation with them.
Back in Bahir Dar, the children, polite and restrained during the performance, cheer and clap wildly as the concert draws to a close. Unfazed, the band simply carry on singing with the children.
Habtamu, 19, is full of praise for the project. But he is realistic. In 10 years, I want to look back and see there has been a change. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Topics Aid Women's rights and gender equality. Ethiopia Women's rights and gender equality features. Reuse this content. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
Show 25 25 50 All. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Loading comments… Trouble loading?The group debuted in late for their singles "Abet" and "Taitu", which deal about supremacy of women in Ethiopia. Currently they are pursuing their solo career. The 5-member group was formed in April as part of the internationally funded Girl Hub scheme, which also operates in Nigeria and Rwanda. Each member of the group has a different stage persona and nickname.
Melat's character is that of the city girly princess, Mimi's that of the tough swaggering streetwise girl, Emuye is the vivacious music-lover, Sara the quiet studious one and Lemlem the steady maternal type. They produce videos and perform on Ethiopian radio in a weekly drama and talk show for young women, addressing issues such as forced marriage, isolation and teen pregnancies, broadcasting on Sheger FM in Addis Ababa to a population of some 20 million.
Their first live performance was at the Ethiopian National Theatre in May After the success of their debut video Abet in they released a second video, Taitulater in the year, in collaboration with singer Aster Aweke.
Taitu was an Ethiopian queen consort in the early 20th century. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Yegna. Archived from the original on 16 December Retrieved 16 November Archived PDF from the original on 17 June Retrieved 7 January Retrieved 15 December — via YouTube. BBC News. Retrieved 17 April Categories : Ethiopian girl groups Musical groups established in Ethiopian musicians.
The 5-member group was formed in April, as part of the internationally funded Girl Hub scheme, which also operates in Nigeria and Rwanda. Each member of the group has a different stage persona and nickname. Melat's character is that of the city girly princess, Mimi's that of the tough swaggering streetwise girl, Emuye is the vivacious music-lover, Sara the quiet studious one and Lemlem the steady maternal type.
Yegna Band - Halenga - Abet. They produce videos and perform on Ethiopian radio in a weekly drama and talk show for young women, addressing issues such as forced marriage, isolation and teen pregnancies, broadcasting on Sheger FM in Addis Ababa to a population of some 20 million. After the success of their debut video Abet in they released a second video,Taitu, later in the year, in collaboration with singer Aster Aweke.
Taitu was an Ethiopian queen consort in the early 20th century. Yegna - 01 - Abet feat. Haile Roots Yegna - 02 - Ahoy Muna Yegna - 03 - Enamiralen Yegna - 04 - Tirf Ena Kisara Yegna - 05 - Adenatechen Yegna - 06 - Taitu Yegna - 07 - Wudassie Yegna - 08 - Gobez Yegna - 09 - And Edil Yegna - 10 - Chalibet Yegna - 11 - Andinetachin feat.
Jah Lude Yegna - 12 - Fanos Yegna - 13 - Fikir Yegna - 14 - Abet Remix by Silverstone Yegna - 15 - Esat Yegna - 16 - Tadelen Yegna - 17 - Yinegal Yegna - 18 - Meri Kokeb Yegna - 19 - Temnet Yegna - 20 - Lehulum Gize Alew Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.Selome Tadesse was born and raised in Axum and moved to A. She attended an all-girls school at St.
And went to study journalism at the University of Belorussia where she was wrongfully accused of anti-revolutionary activities by the Derg and had to move to Germany, where she led the life of an asylum-seeking refugee for 15 months.
Selome then moved to, Massachusetts through a church refugee resettlement organization and enrolled at Mount Holyoke College, graduating in International Relations. After six years she returned to Ethiopia and became the first women manager at Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency, introducing the popular investigative journalism show "Aynachin".
She was also appointed to serve as the Government spokesperson during the Ethio-Eritrea border war that occurred in After two years she went and founded Emerge Consultancy and Training PLC through which she has provided leadership training for many organizations. One of her projects there was the Yegna project, which she describes as a space that provides girls a voice. Selome is also renowned for mobilizing masses in the "Ande Birr le Ande Wogen" campaign that managed to raise Birr 12 million in cash and in kind for Ethiopian victims of famine.
Very recently, Selome took a huge step and risk in the direction of political leadership by enlisting herself as an independent candidate in the national elections. As provided by habeshawomen Instagram Account. Selome Tedasse. Play Video. Search video Yegna Band - Abet. Yegna's Live on Seifu Show.Yegna encourages positive behaviour change for girls in Ethiopia by tackling real-life challenges through stories and music.
It inspires behaviour change for girls, boys, their families and communities, by encouraging them to rethink what it means to be a girl in Ethiopia today. The Yegna cast - five girls and two boys - play characters that represent the lives of millions of Ethiopian teens as they form friendships, strive to find their voice and follow their dreams. Its storylines have been developed with young people, their families and communities across Ethiopia, to ensure that they accurately reflect their realities.
Yegna is provoking positive conversations about the important role girls can play in Ethiopian society. Tackling complex issues through stories developed based on research with girls and their families in communities across Ethiopia. The drama builds on the success of the original one hour Yegna TV special with a 2. Facilitating conversations around topics that affect adolescent Ethiopian girls, hosted by two radio personalities.
This is the story of Alemtsehay, an incredible resilient girl who despite immense adversity, finds inspiration in Yegna.
Meet Medeset, an inspirational girl who introduces her family to Yegna, and sees the dramatic effect it has on the boys in her household. Breaking down negative attitudes and behaviours that prevent girls accessing life-saving vaccines. Yegna is changing the culture of Ethiopia in a good way. Radio drama Tackling complex issues through stories developed based on research with girls and their families in communities across Ethiopia.
Talk show Facilitating conversations around topics that affect adolescent Ethiopian girls, hosted by two radio personalities. Music Taking the message of gender equality beyond borders.
Our audience 8. Gavi Breaking down negative attitudes and behaviours that prevent girls accessing life-saving vaccines Learn more about Gavi. Would you like to work in partnership with Girl Effect in Ethiopia? Contact our team.
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