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International Journal of Research in Social Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 188) Last page : ( 197)
Online ISSN : 2249-2496.

Women's Political Participation in Ethiopia from ancient times to the present

Kebede Agenagn

Department of Political Science and International Relations, Woldia University, Woldia, Ehiopia

Online published on 20 November, 2021.


This paper aimed at memorizing Ethiopian women's political participation from ancient times to the present. There is a pervasive misunderstanding on the history of Ethiopian women's political participation. For more than some there is usual outlying which argues that women have been ostracized in political activity of Ethiopia at all level since ancient times. To prevent such construction of misconception, it is incumbent to memorize Ethiopian women's political participation and reveal the sooth of how Ethiopian women can be an oasis for world women's political consciousness. Markedly, the paper also reminded the role of Ethiopia governments on women's political empowerment in the see-sawing politics. Related with these issues, the paper reviewed secondary documents which stemmed from historical sources. Further, the readers shall notice that owing to exist legerdemain in Ethiopia history, the researcher experienced limitation to identify genuine history versus written legend on Ethiopian women's history of political participation.



Ethiopia, Women, Political Participation, Memory.


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