Bogaletch Gebre’s Impact on Ethiopia’s GirlsPaige Turner
Bogaletch Gebre has fought for years to bring justice and equality to the girls of her native country, Ethiopia. For centuries, the practice of female genital mutilation has been a rite to womanhood in many of Ethiopia’s ethnic groups.
With her own personal experience as a motivating force, Bogaletch has made a lasting impact by empowering the women of Ethiopia through education and community-based movements. The result has been what some may have thought impossible: the abandonment of centuries-old gender-based violence.
Watch this inspiring video to learn more about how she did it.