Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) Call for Proposal by Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw Fellowship December 27, 2016 About the Fellowship The Maigenet Shifferraw Fellowship is dedicated to promote scholarship on Ethiopian women as well as empower and/or advance women’s wellbeing in Ethiopia. The Role of CREW and the Guiding Philosophy of the Fellowship Dr.
Center for Rights of Ethiopia Women (CREW) is deeply concerned with the current state of affairs in Ethiopia. Since the government declared a state of emergency in October, thousands of men, women and particularly young people including journalists, opposition leaders and member were arrested by Ethiopian security forces. According to human rights organizations reports, the body that is authorized with the execution
CREW finds the October 8 declaration of the State of Emergency issued by the Ethiopian Government extremely worrisome. Restrictions on various human rights: including banning social media, broadcast media, peaceful protest and even gestures and others are imposed on the nation for the coming six months. At the beginning of the month, it was reported at least 150 people died during the “Irrecha”
In response to actions by Ethiopian security forces leading to the death of more than 150 people attending the Irreecha religious and cultural celebration in the Bishoftu town in Ethiopia’s Oromia region on October 2, Freedom House issued the following statement: “The deaths in Bishoftu occurred because security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition at a crowd of over a million people celebrating