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March 2015


Vital Collaboration in Lebanon, Part Two: An Interview With Farah Salka of the Anti-Racism Movement (ARM)

By Kumera Genet. Note: This is the second in a two part interview (click here to read the first part) with Farah to share more about the Migrant Community Center, and Anti-Racism efforts in Lebanon. The attack and subsequent suicide in 2012 of Alem Dechasa-Desisa–an Ethiopian Domestic worker in Lebanon–was a turning point in the consciousness of the Ethiopian and African Diaspora. The video of Ali Mafuz–Alem’s

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CREW Successfully Conducted its 4th International Conference on Ethiopian Women in the Diaspora!

The Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) successfully conducted its fourth international conference on Ethiopian women in the Diaspora on March 7, 2015 at Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, MD. The theme of the conference was “the Role of Civil Society in the Upcoming Elections in Ethiopia”. Scholars and activists based in the US and internationally have presented at the conference. CREW

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Vital Collaboration in Lebanon, Part One: An Interview With Farah Salka of the Anti-Racism Movement (ARM)

By Kumera Genet. The attack and subsequent suicide in 2012 of Alem Dechasa-Desisa, an Ethiopian migrant domestic worker in Lebanon, was a turning point in the consciousness of the Ethiopian and African Diaspora. The video of Ali Mafuz — Alem’s employer — beating her in front of the Ethiopian Consulate in Beirut was one of the first widely shared visual examples of the exploitation

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