Zinash Tayachew, First Lady, Ethiopia
Her Excellency Mrs. Zinash Tayachew is the First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since March 2018. In her role as the First Lady, Mrs. Zinash wants to see a transformed Ethiopia and her heart beats for those that are most vulnerable, such as children & women, elderly, disabled and mentally ill people. She will work towards ensuring that every child in Ethiopia goes to school and access quality education in a safe environment; to end malnutrition and stunting among children, to change negative traditional practices and thereby work to end child marriages and female genital mutilation (FGM) and to prevent sexual harassment and gender based violence, such as abuse and rape. H.E Mrs Zinash will also work towards getting people off the street; children, elderly and families without adequate shelter, and to strengthen the health care system for those suffering from mental illness or that have been victims of sexual- and gender based violence.