Managing Your Finances
- Foster financial independence, to the extent that is possible in your circumstances. The independence that comes with your ability to earn your own income, start your own bank account, and buy your own property is something women have been (and still are, in some parts of the world) deprived of
- Don’t be afraid to ask for a raise. Women are less likely than men to ask for a raise. When they do ask for a raise, they ask for less money than a man typically would. Fall back on your assertiveness training and don’t be afraid to ask for the raise that you deserve.
Part 2 Taking Care of Your Health
1) Get enough exercise. Staying in shape improves your overall health, your mood, and your energy levels, which will improve your performance in all aspects of your life. Regular exercise can help prevent disease such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes and it can also help with management of chronic disorders like asthma or back pain.
2) Eat healthy, nutritious foods. A healthy diet, like exercise, can help prevent disease and increase your mood and energy. Everyone is different and can have varying dietary requirements. Talk with your doctor or a certified nutritionist to develop a plan appropriate for you.
3) Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can affect your health and mood. Aim to get at least seven or eight hours of sleep so that you can function at your best every day.
4) Understand your health. Personal strength is manifested physically, mentally, and emotionally. If you want to be a strong, independent woman, you need look no further than your own body.
Part 1 Practicing Assertiveness
1)Put yourself first. When you notice yourself needing something whether it is intimacy, affection, or attention, give yourself what you need. If you need attention, take a day to pamper yourself in some way. If you need intimacy, spend time writing in a journal or exploring nature. If you need affection, give yourself affection by thinking about what you love about yourself or taking yourself out for dinner and a movie. The more easily you can meet your own emotional needs, the healthier your relationships will be because you will know and understand yourself and be better able to express yourself to your partner.
2) Don’t compare yourself to other women. Having a female role model to look up to is great. Just be careful that you do not fall into jealousy. Although jealousy is natural to some degree, western society tends to exacerbate female jealousy through advertisements and films that feature unrealistic standards.
3) Set clear boundaries. Set clear boundaries that prioritize your own needs. For example, set boundaries with regards to as how much time you spend with someone, or the kinds of criticisms you are not willing to hear. Be sure you have other things going on in your life outside of any romantic relationship, whether it is school, work, friends, a fitness routine, or your family.
Set clear boundaries with the individual and communicate to this person your need to be your own independent person. Once the boundaries have been discussed, stick to them.
4) Stand up for yourself. Whether you are a man or a woman, you will have to learn to fend for yourself in the real world if you want to avoid being taken advantage of. You must learn how to stand up for yourself at school, at work, and in your social life.
5) Believe in yourself. When you believe in your abilities and your achievements, then you will convey strength. Pursue what you need and want. When you lack confidence or play the victim, you risk letting others walk all over you instead of getting what you need and want.
6) Let people know when they have hurt your feelings. If somebody betrays you in any way, be sure to let him or her know. It can be difficult to share your emotions, especially when you feel hurt or angry. But telling the other person how you feel may help prevent the person from repeating the behavior in the future.
7) Learn to recognize codependency. If you are co-dependent, you might find that the relationship defines your life. You might obsessively think about the other person and wait to decide until you have checked with him or her. Strive to overcome codependency by staying alert for the following signs.
|No||Name of BMOs||Progress|
|1||Adama Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|2||Adama women Entrepreneurs Association||Signed|
|3||Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|4||Amhara Region Chamber of Sectoral Association||Signed|
|5||Amhara Women Entrepreneurs Association||Signed|
|6||Association of Women in Business||Signed|
|7||Axum Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|8||Bahirdar City Women Entrepreneurs Association||Signed|
|9||Bishoftu Women Traders Association||Signed|
|10||Burayu Women Traders Association||Signed|
|11||Dukem Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|12||African Agri-Business Academy||Signed|
|13||Ethiopian Chamber of Sectoral Association||Signed|
|14||Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|15||Ethiopian Event and Exhibition Organizers Association||Signed|
|16||Ethiopian Meat Producer-Exporters Association (EMPEA)||Signed|
|17||Ethiopian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Employers’ Federation||Signed|
|18||Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association||Signed|
|19||Ethiopian Tour Operator Association||Signed|
|20||Ethiopian Women Exporters Association||Signed|
|21||Gonder Town Women Entrepreneurs Association||Signed|
|22||Harari Region Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|23||Hawassa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|24||Mekelle Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|25||North Shewa Zone Women Entrepreneurs Association||Signed|
|26||Oromia Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|27||Social Enterprise Ethiopia||Signed|
|28||South Gondar Women Entrepreneurs Association||Signed|
|29||Tigray Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|30||Tinsae Disabled Training Association||Signed|
|31||Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Union||Signed|
|32||Satella Charitable Organization||Signed|
|33||Bekelle Molla Charitable Organization||Signed|
|34||Somali Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|35||Fofa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association||Signed|
|36||Ethiopian Women Entrepreneurs Association||Signed|
|37||Ethiopian Cities Association||Signed|
Initiative Africa is proud to announce that it has successfully coordinated and facilitated the third and final training session for experts and supervisors of the One Stop Service Centers (OSSCs) with its partner Jobs Creation Commission (JCC). The trainings took place in Adama city, in three rounds – the first one from 16 –20 Nov 2020, the second round from 25 –29 Nov 2020, and the final round from 4 –7 Dec 2020.
The training sessions were part of the collaboration agreement signed between Initiative Africa and the Federal Job Creation Commission (JCC). The objective of the partnership is geared towards efforts which will contribute to the development of a labor market information system database with the aim of addressing the job and employment issues in Ethiopia.
In describing the satisfaction of JCC over the support provided by IA, Yosef Sertse Hailemariam
Director, Data Analytics & Systems Jobs Creation Commission (JCC)
“On behalf of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Jobs Creation Commission, I would like to extend my greater appreciation to Initiative Africa’s management and leadership team to successfully deliver our partnership per set agreement by contributing towards the development of a National labour market information system. Our partnership was exemplary to others with detailed preparation, planning and execution and we are very honored to partner with development partners with an excellency like yours.”
These trainings were made possible as one of the capacity building programs of the EMEA project implemented by IA with the support provided by Embassy of Sweden Addis Ababa/ Sida.
In its gender equality program called “MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN”, Initiative Africa has organized a two-days TOT for selected secondary school leaders and teachers on Gender Responsive Pedagogy in Adama City during 9-10 December 2020.
The objectives of the training were:
- To build the capacity of school leaders on how to make their schools gender responsive.
- To inspire teachers to prepare and deliver gender responsive lessons
During the training, management of gender responsive learning center, gender responsive language and classroom interaction as well as the issues of human rights and gender-based violence in schools were also addressed.
This training will also be cascaded to school leaders and teachers of the 112 secondary schools which are the targets of MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN project. The MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN project is supported by the Embassy of Sweden/ Sida.
Debre Berhan University with support of Initiative Africa and other organizations has celebrated International day for the elimination of Violence Against Women, and World Aids Day on December 8.
The University celebrated international Anti-Sexual Violence (White Ribbon) with the slogan “Let’s create a Generation that does not tolerate/ condemn Violence Against Women” The event had been celebrated for the 7th time in the university.
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