Ethiopia: Migrant domestic workers take to the streets in Beirut

Aljaazera. Hundreds of migrant domestic workers marched in the Lebanese capital Beirut this week to mark International Workers’ Day and to denounce their own working conditions. The demonstrators called for the implementation of ILO Convention 189, which stipulates that domestic workers have the right to at least one day off per week and a minimum wage. Of the 200,000 migrant domestic workers in Lebanon,

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THE ATTACK ON CIVILIANS MUST END

Photo credit: theguardian Press Release from Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) on the Gambela massacre CREW believes that every person has the right to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights laws and standards. We believe in the sacredness of human lives and condemn its violations for any reasons. Center for the Rights

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Women, Youth & Leadership in the African American Community, presentation at CREW’s 5th Annual International Women’s Conference, Women and Leadership in Ethiopia in honor of Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw, March 20 2016

By Elizabeth Lakew I understand that this event is mainly centered around Dr. Maigenet Shifferaw but more specifically in the legacy that she has left. Dr. Shifferaw was a magnificent woman and in preparation for this presentation today, I read and watched as many videos about her as I could–and I sure don’t need to tell the people in this room that she most

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The Necessity of Women’s Leadership in Ethiopia. Paper presented at CREW’s 5th Annual International Women’s Conference, Women and Leadership in Ethiopia, March 20 2016

By Assegid Habtewold. Last year, almost this time around, I was looking for an interviewee to talk about why Ethiopian women aren’t at the front and leading. Everywhere I asked that question, Dr. Miagenet’s name came up again and again. After a few phone and email conversations, we set a date to conduct the interview. Coming back to the interview, for my first question:

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