White Ribbon Day occurs on the 25th November, which is also known as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day is the annual pinnacle of the campaign to urge men and boys to wear a white ribbon as visible pledges never to commit condone or remain silent about violence against women.

Gender office marked the Day 30 Nov 2012, by hosting awareness creation conference for the university staffs, students and invited guests from GamoGofa Zone women’s affair and other zonal offices.

The conference, organized by the University Gender office and the Federal human right commission , was well attended and raised awareness and understanding of the impact and effect of violence against women’s and girls’ while the day was observed through panel discussion held in lecture theater hall of the University with participants of different groups.


The Day is celebrated at four different Campuses of the university from 3-8/2012 on presence of each campus College Deans. In the entire program, a minute of silence was observed in memory of the late Prime Minister H.E Ato Meles Zenawi at the start of the event.

Speaking on the Occasion at Nech Sar Campus Dr. Nejb Mohammed said, this year’s celebration would be unique as it is a day that the Ethiopian people recommit to realize the Vision of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. And also gave this genuine promise to stand against poverty and to contribute what they could assist the country’s effort to bring about sustainable development, especially for the successful implementation of the Growth and Transformation plan to see a new and prosperous Ethiopia which can be of hard working by duty –bound fellow citizen in all fields of their specialization.

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