A well-supported, appropriately equipped, empowered, and protected social service workforce is essential to mitigating the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social service workers can build on their existing strong ties to children, families, and communities to rapidly respond in ways that are effective. However, to do so, they must stay safe and healthy.
Proclamation No. 3 /2020 State of Emergency Proclamation Enacted to Counter and Control the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Its Impact:
- Recognizing of the rapid global spread and substantial adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impossibility of curtailing its spread through the normal system of government;
- Since this pandemic is having a considerable negative impact in our country, to enable the expedient and coordinated implementation of measures necessary to minimize and counter the spread of the pandemic;
- Since it has become necessary to take various measures to counter and mitigate the humanitarian, social, economic and political damage being caused by the pandemic;
- To create public awareness about COVID-19 and strengthen precautionary measures by putting in place an enabling legal framework;
In accordance with the FDRE Constitution Articles 77(10) and 93, this State of Emergency has been proclaimed. Download state of emergency to fight covid-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. As of 26 April, the virus itself has already taken the lives of some 193,710 people, and fatality rate for those over 80 years of age is five times the global average. As the virus spreads rapidly to developing countries, likely overwhelming health and social protection systems, the mortality rate for older persons could climb even higher.Download pdf impacts of covid-19 on the elderlies
ESSSWA has been implementing FGM/C research project with a financial and technical support obtained from Population Council. The successful implementation of this research project was heralded by its publication by PC-Kenya. You can read the full length research report using the following link:-
The current official projections suggest a worst case scenario up to 39 million people being affected by COVID-19 in Ethiopia. The Multi Sectoral Preparedness and Response Plan projects that 102,000 people could be infected in the next three months. According to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute by the end of April 235,000 people could be affected with the numbers reaching 1.94 million by the end of May. Even with social distancing measures over 15 million could be infected before the pandemic runs its course.
Dear ESSSWA Members and Supporters
This is to inform you that the 16th ESSSWA’s Annual Conference that was scheduled to be held at the end of March 2020 has been postponed. The conference was planned to take place on 27 and 28 of March 2020 but this has changed due to corona-virus (COVID-19). The conference has been postponed for unlimited time until we communicate otherwise.We apologize for the inconvenience that might result from this change. Postponements in the future will be communicated early enough to reduce inconveniences. Please understand the current situation and make the changes on your calendars. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- SIXTEENTH (2020) ANNUAL CONFERENCE of ESSSWA
- In collaboration with UNICEF-Ethiopia, ESSSWA is implementing a project entitled “Strengthening Capacities of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges
- ESSSWA submitted Annual Report for Year 2017
- Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Conference on “Child Agency and Parenting: Building the Future Society”