Ethiopian delegation addresses the Rights of the Child
They spoke of the improvements since the last Convention, including the integration of child rights into every ministry of government. The annual budget for the Ministry of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs has also risen by 300% in the past three years, which has directly led to an increase in girls’ school attendance nationwide, from 34.6% to 47%. Overall, there was a dramatic increase in all children’s school attendance from 3.7 million to 18 million. It was also noted that separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls are now required in schools, and that there is much more collaboration in parent-teacher-student associations.