Yaltenabebu Libotch

Ethiopia

In 2009, PMC published Yaltenabebu Libotch (“Incongruous Hearts”), focusing on social and economic problems affecting women.

Yaltenabebu Libotch consisted of 11 short stories written by nine women writers. It highlighted the inequalities faced by women with regard to economic, educational, and employment opportunities. This book contributed to the Whole Society Strategy supporting the 2007-2015 Female Genital Mutilation Project in Ethiopia, along with a radio talkshow, Gudayachen (“Our Concern”), two radio magazines, Naedetai (“Let’s Stop, This Is Enough”) and Igaddaa (“We Do Not Want It Anymore”), seven Capacity Building Training Workshops, and three other books, Yemaleda Shekim (“Burden at a Tender Age”), Wurse (“Inheritance”), and Mulu Sew (“The Complete Personality”). In addition to these components, PMC has produced TV and radio spots and leaflets in three languages (Amharic, Afar, and Somali).


PMC published the book Yaltenabebu Libotch (“Incongruous Hearts”) to share the stories of women who wrote about social and economic challenges for women.

Making a Difference

As part of Whole Society Strategies for important health and social messages, PMC has published a total of 10 books in Ethiopia and one book about the effectiveness of using books for social change. All of these books have been distributed to the libraries of government agencies, UN organizations, professional associations, schools, and other relevant organizations.

Project Information

Title: Yaltenabebu Libotch (“Incongruous Hearts”)
Format: Whole Society Strategy – Book
Location: Ethiopia
Duration: 2009

PMC Country Staff:
Country Representative: Dr. Negussie Teffera

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