Meaza Ashenafi

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Meaza Ashenafi in 2018

Meaza Ashenafi (born 25 July 1964) is an Ethiopian lawyer. In November 2018, she was appointed by the Federal Parliamentary Assembly as President of the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia until her resignation on 17 January 2023.


"From women’s rights activist to Supreme Court chief: meet Meaza Ashenafi" (2019)[edit]

"From women’s rights activist to Supreme Court chief: meet Meaza Ashenafi", Christian Science Monitor, by Ryan Lenora Brown, May 20 2019, Retrieved 13 November 2023
  • We had to improvise. We literally had to create the word. “Wesibawi tinkosa.”
    • About sexual harassment
  • You might not be happy with the decisions that I make in this position.
  • I told them, if they want business as usual, I’m not the right person for this job.
  • Leadership for me is having a vision and striving to achieve it. Women need to believe that they can do whatever they set themselves to do, despite the society’s pressure and people telling them otherwise. You can only have the power to be a change maker if you believe in yourself.

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