Ethiopian Scientist and Activist Bogaletch Gebre Dies


Ethiopian Scientist and Activist Bogaletch Gebre Dies
Ethiopian Scientist and Activist Bogaletch Gebre Dies

Bogaletch Gebre an Ethiopian scientist and activist who is known for her charity works to serve women in many areas has died yesterday.

According to media reports, Bogalech wast attending medical treatments in the United States and has died yesterday night.

Along with her sister Fikirte Gebre, Bogalech founded KMG Ethiopia, formerly called Kembatti Mentti Gezzima-Tope (Kembatta Women Standing Together).

Bogelech was known for contributions in preventing female genital mutilation and bridal abductions, the practice of kidnapping and raping young women to force them into marriage.

Bogaletch Gebre, or Boge, as she is more commonly known, grew up in the 1960s in a small village in the Kembatta district of southern Ethiopia.

In 2005, Gebre was awarded the 2005 North-SouthPrize and in 2007 the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights. For her contributions to the development of Africa, Boge was awarded the King Baudouin International Development Prize in May 2013.


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