Press Release

In Ethiopia, Blogging on Human Rights Issues is a Crime

Press release, April 29, 2014 The Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) demands that the Ethiopian government unconditionally release the journalists and bloggers (Zone 9) that it arrested last week. These journalists have expressed their opinions about the current situations in Ethiopia, using their democratic rights which is clearly stated in the country’s constitution. They have not written to disturb peace nor

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Summary of 3rd Annual International Conference of EthiopianWomen in the Diaspora

April 2, 2014   Summary of 3rd Annual International Conference of EthiopianWomen in the Diaspora Held on March 22, 2014 Silver Spring Sheraton, Silver Spring, Maryland The program started with CREW member, Hiwote Mekonnen, introducing the objectives of the conference and introducing Dr. Maigenet Shiferraw, President of CREW. Dr. Maigent gave a brief preview of the short history of CREW  and outlined the theme

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The Seven Ethiopian Women Demonstrators must be Released

For immediate release March 18, 2014 The Seven Ethiopian Women Demonstrators must be Released Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) is deeply disturbed by the arrest of seven young women accused of unlawfully holding a demonstration during the Great Ethiopian Women Run that was held on Sunday, March 9, 2014. On Friday March 14, 2014 they were brought to court and the

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Equality for Ethiopian Women: Is Progress for all?

  Equality for Ethiopian Women:  Is Progress for all? Commemorating   International Women’s day and International Women’s Month   The 2014 United Nations theme for International Women’s Day is “Equality for Women is Progress for all.”When we assess the current status of Ethiopian women, we have come a long way in addressing equality of women. Yet, we have more to do to achieve progress for

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