Transforming lives in Ethiopia

Help Her Heal

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Ethiopiaid’s first ever BBC Radio 4 Appeal!

We were delighted to work with Jane Garvey to present this appeal, for our partner’s vital work towards ending gender-based violence.

A monthly donation of £4 can help a woman find safety and begin to heal.

The problem

In Ethiopia, nearly a quarter of the women are subjected to gender-based violence, and most of this happens at home.  

Each year, Ethiopiaid-supported safehouses help around 4,000 women and girls to find safety, and build a life beyond their recovery.  As well as this life-saving support, Ethiopiaid is working with front line service providers to bring about long-term change in communities. 

Mekedes was just a teenager, but for five years she was controlled, threatened and raped by a person she thought she could trust.  

Mekedes’ life changed when she was referred to a women-led safehouse supported by Ethiopiaid. 

After arriving at the safehouse, Mekedes began her life-long healing process.
She formed supportive relationships with residents and staff, which inspired her to support other women, who were also recovering from abuse and trauma.
Listen to Jane Garvey introducing our BBC Radio 4 Appeal and explaining why she supports this work.

Why Ethiopiaid?

Ethiopia is a vibrant and culturally diverse country. Our approach is simple. We deliver support to people who need it the most, at a time when it will make a real difference. We raise funds for local Ethiopian charities to transform lives and achieve lasting change.