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ADWA SHOWED THE GENUINE ROLE OF WOMEN!
ADWA, the very first decisive victory of a black African power, is an important event in the shared memory of the entire African population.
Empress Taytu Bitul is clearly a symbol of all the patriotic qualities of women, according to many historians. In his book “Battle of Adwa”, Paulos Milkias, said that:-
"Empress Taytu was not only a diplomat and stateswoman with resolve, but also an ingenious commandant versed in the art of war, a tactician par excellence".
Empress has shown the capability and personality of women in leadership role, particularly being cautious, skeptical, strategic, and tactful; and most importantly farsightedness.
The first tactic she used is to instruct her 1,000 special guards to take control of water sources that the Italians were using before the actual day of the war. As Italians then ran shortage of water, they were repeatedly driven back by the empress’s forces, according to Paulos. Many were trampled to death trying to return to the embankment. The Italians even appealed to her on the behalf of their commander as they started suffering from thirst.
The resounding ADWA victory left Ethiopia as the only African country to successfully defend its sovereignty at the height of European imperialism. ADWA, demonstrated the spirit of unity, love and friendship among Ethiopians; but foremost, it showed the genuine role of women.
Wish You a Happy Women's Day! March 08,2023
Source: News's source ENA ( Women and battle of ADWA),
UNESCO (Women in African History)
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