Ethiopia Appoints First Female Supreme Court Head

2014 Variety Screening Series - 'Difret' Screening HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 09: Meaza Ashenafi attends the 2014 Variety Screening Series of 'Difret' at ArcLight Hollywood on December 9, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

2014 Variety Screening Series - 'Difret' Screening
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 09: Meaza Ashenafi attends the 2014 Variety Screening Series of 'Difret' at ArcLight Hollywood on December 9, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Ethiopia is serious about reaching gender equality within its government. 

The country’s parliament swore in human rights lawyer Meaza Ashenafi on Thursday as the first female head of Ethiopia’s Supreme Court, CNN reports.  

Meaza is the latest woman to be appointed to a top governmental role. She was nominated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who appointed a 50% female cabinet in October. Parliament unanimously supported the  nomination, according to Reuters.

 

Leah Rodriguez

 

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