Stakeholders ’ Meeting on FGM /C
The meeting was commenced with the introduction given by Mr Zelalem Anteneh , Executive Director of the Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social Workers and Anthropologists ( ESSSWA ) . Mr Zelalem noted that since its established in 1996 and obtaining legal registration in 1997 and 1999 from Ministry of Justice and from the Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency, respectively, (ESSSWA)has been striving to develop members’ professional competence and enhance their contribution to the country’s socio-economic development. The society has also been assisting government, civil society organizations, the private sector and communities in translating the various social development policies and strategies into action. ESSSWA has also active engagement in research activities on social issues like early marriage, migration, child abuse and trafficking, social welfare and safety nets. Recently (Feb 2018), ESSSWA has conducted its annual conference and more than 18 research reports focusing on the theme: ‘‘Child Agency and Parenting: Building the future of Society” were shared and debated.