Zenebework Tadesse Oral History (audio files, English)
About the Interviewee*
Zenebework Tadesse (Ethiopia) is a sociologist and activist with significant work on gender and democratization across Africa as well as women’s land rights. She is a founding member and first Executive Director of the Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD), founding member of the Forum for Social Sciences in Ethiopia; long-time associate member of the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association. She has served on numerous Boards including as President of the Council for the Development of Social Sciences in Africa (CODESRIA), UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Advisory Council Member of Ibrahim Index for African Governance (IIAG); currently on Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), UN Committee of Development Policy (CDP), and a number of local advisory committees. She is a Research Fellow at the University of South Africa and remains active in the local, Africa-wide and global women's movements. Tadesse is author of several publications.
*This brief biography was recorded concurrently with the subject’s interview for the WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement.
About the WLP Oral History Project
The WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement preserves stories and lessons of women’s rights activists from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America who have left their mark on the struggle for women’s advancement. We have collected dozens of oral histories from 25 countries, and the project is ongoing. Since 2014, WLP has collaborated with the Sound Archive of the British Library to host the repository.