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January 2015


Ethiopia’s women vow to turn tide of violence, rape and murder

The Guardian. The low social status of Ethiopian women lies at the root of violence against them and the tragic cases of two teenagers have galvanized female activists in their efforts to tackle it. Tejnesh Leweg’neh, a 15-year-old from Ethiopia’s mountainous northern Shoa region, was abducted by three men on her way to market in October. They tried to force her to agree to

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CREW’s Editorial: The Charities and Societies Proclamation and its impact on human rights and women’s rights activism in Ethiopia

Ethiopia passed the Charities and Societies Proclamation (CSP), (No.621/2009), in February 2009 to regulate the work of civil society organizations in the country. This Law classified Ethiopian organizations into Charities or Societies, Resident Societies and Foreign Charities, and required all non-governmental organizations to register under one of these. Regardless of calls by different international commissions on human rights for its amendment, the CSP law

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Fourth International Conference on Ethiopian Women [Registration]

The Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) will have its fourth international conference of Ethiopian women in the Diaspora on March 7, 2015 in Washington, DC.  The theme of the conference is “the Role of Civil Society Organization (CSOs) in the Upcoming Elections in Ethiopia”. The registration fee for the conference is $15. Please buy your entry ticket by clicking the button

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Ethiopia: 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report Tier 2

OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS Ethiopia is a source and, to a lesser extent, destination and transit country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Girls from Ethiopia’s rural areas are exploited in domestic servitude and, less frequently, prostitution within the country, while boys are subjected to forced labor in traditional weaving, herding, guarding,

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