Hawassa University Gender Affairs Directorate

Hawassa University Gender Affairs Directorate was established in 2002 G.C to ensure gender equality and empowerment of female students and staffs in every activity of the university.



Activities performed by Gender Affaires Directorate

Students welcome

The welcome program starts at the beginning of every academic year. Junior and senior members of the gender club take the responsibility of receiving newly arrival students and assist them with their luggage and direction. Despite facilitating the reception of students the directorate distributes informative brushers for the new arrivals. The directorate also prepares welcome ceremony. In such ceremonies junior female students share their experience about the campus life for fresh students.

The directorate also follows the proper placement of fresh female students in accordance with their choice and the university rules as well as regulations.


In collaboration with various governmental and non governmental organizations, the directorate facilitates different trainings for female students. The trainings that are facilitated by the gender affaires directorate cover various thematic areas such as:

Girls’ tutorials

The directorate in collaboration with academic departments and the university carry out girls’ tutorials on selected courses for female students.

Economical Support

The directorate in cooperation with partner organizations helps needy female students with financial support on monthly basis. In this regard more than 200 students get such assistance every year. The directorate also avail photocopy service for students with financial problems. It also provides needy female students with sanitary and stationary materials this includes soaps, tissue papers, sanitary pads, exercise books and pens.

Other activities

Enhancing Partnership

The Gender Directorate within few years of its establishment succeeded in creating partnership with various governmental and non governmental organizations that works on issue related with gender. In this regard for the last few years we had strong collaboration with