This workshop, on women’s access to and control over land, was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 17-22. It is the result of a regional research and advocacy process on culture, religion and human rights, initiated by the Law and Religion Programme of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States of America. The advocacy component of the process was coordinated by the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), who organised this workshop in partnership with the Panos Institute of Eastern Africa.
FEMNET is grateful to the consultant for the women and land project, Atsango Chesoni. And to its staff member Mary Wandia as well as the resource persons who made the workshops a success. They are Meaza Ashenafi, Konjit Fekade, Genet Mitike, Melakou Tegegn, Etalem and Samson [�NAME OF RESEARCHER, NAMES OF ALL PRESENTERS AND FULL NAMES OF ALL�]. FEMNET is also grateful to the rapporteur for the workshops, Grace Githaiga.
A big thank you to all the participants for attending and sharing experiences. Particular thanks go to Deberitu and the women from the provinces who gave us their personal experiences and stories.
And finally, a special thanks to the Ford Foundation for supporting these workshops through the Law and Religion Programme of Emory University and to Dr Abdullahi An-na’im for initiating this exciting project.