Sonke Gender Justice Network works with government, civil society, and citizen groups in Africa to prevent domestic and sexual violence, reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS, enhance sexual and reproductive health, and promote gender equality and human rights. Sonke specializes in working with men and boys to address the spread and impact of HIV and to prevent gender-based violence (GBV).

October 15, 2013

This news story reports the theme for the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November 2013. The theme "full access, full choice" urges global action to ensure that everyone, regardless of location and circumstance, has access to family planning services to meet their needs. DKT International, one of the largest private providers of family planning products and services and HIV prevention in the developing world, shows examples of how they provide full access and choice in Ethiopia and 18 other developing countries.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), GTLI increases access to family planning (FP) services through the integration of FP into their WASH initiative—Building Pastoralist Resilience in SW Ethiopia (BPRN). The primary goals of BPRN are to provide access to clean water, promote disease prevention behavior, and empower emergent women leaders. The FP component of BPRN aims to educate communities on the importance of FP and birth spacing and connect them to government FP services.

Global Team for Local Initiatives (GTLI) works in southwest Ethiopia to facilitate local initiatives in enhancing long-term adaptability and resilience of indigenous communities in adapting to environmental changes. The organization implements projects in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), income generation, and education programs for adults and orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC). GTLI’s primary focus and impact measurement is behavior change.

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an explanation of the importance of safe water resources in Ethiopia. USAID is working to increase access to sustainable water supplies, increase access to improved sanitation services, increase prevalence of key hygiene behaviors, and improve the efficiency and sustainability of food production from rainfed and irrigated agricultural systems.


This publication describes the TESFA project in Ethiopia. TESFA is a three year project funded by the Nike Foundation that works to improve economic, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes for ever‐married adolescent girls in Ethiopia.


This annual report outlines GTLI’s successes working with several Ethiopian tribes during the previous year. GTLI expanded into additional program areas and tribal populations. They have also put together systems and teams to replicate their behavior change methodology and community engagement techniques.


This infographic is designed to show key family planning indicators and indicators for access, equity, quality, and choice for households in Ethiopia using family planning services from January to March 2014.


This article reports on the success of meeting Millennium Development Goals with Community Health Worker programs in Ethiopia.

Success Story

A success story about two women who are becoming leaders in their communities, embracing a new role for women.