|Women presenting their work in Gorosole watershed|
|Women working on a participatory mapping exercise in Maksegnit|
|Women presenting their work in Shambu|
|training the female moderator for the focus group discussions|
|The only Ethiopian female participant in a training for water practitioners|
|The GIS training with the female participants on the left, and the female GIS specialist second from the right|
I also once had an Ethiopian intern who was very shy. It took energy and training. But when she left she gave such a breath taking presentation of her work, sure of herself and ready to defend her work.
|The Ethiopian women's run last year with the Ethiopian intern|
I am impressed by all these women, who all have made a big step given the situation there are in. They all show us that in fact, it does not take so much to empower women. Far from being a mission impossible, it was just a matter of giving to each of these woman the chance to do something she had never done before and giving her the possibility to grow. So why doesn't it happen more often?