MEAZA ASHENAFI (ETHIOPIA) - The East African

MEAZA ASHENAFI (ETHIOPIA)

Friday August 26 2011

MEAZA ASHENAFI (ETHIOPIA)
Meaza Ashenafi has been referred to as one of the most respected women in Ethiopia. She served as a high court judge and in 1995 founded the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association. In 2008 she was nominated for the US State Department-sponsored International Women of Courage award among other recognitions.
A recognised women’s activist, Ashenafi recently became a businesswoman leading the newly formed Enat Bank (Mother Bank). The bank works to develop the income-generating capacity of women in Ethiopia.