“#Women’s Inferno in #Ethiopia”, hosted by MEP Liliana Rodrigues
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with the People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) and MEP Liliana Rodrigues (S&D), will be holding a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The primary aim of the conference is to raise awareness about the deteriorating condition of human rights in Ethiopia. This focus comprises the human rights abuses faced by marginalised ethnic groups, and more specifically, the rife sexual and gender-based violence that disproportionately affects women in these communities. To this end, the conference will centre on the plight of women from Ogaden and Oromo, but also from Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, and Sidama.
Two years have passed since UNPO’s conference entitled ‘Minority Women’s Rights: an Ethiopian Inferno?’, and now the organisation seeks to bring these issues back to the table with a particular spotlight on sexual violence. Bringing together a variety of internal and peripheral perspectives, this conference will converge around broad issues, such as the state of human rights in Ethiopia, and around more detailed concerns regarding institutionalised rape and other forms of gender-based violence.
The conference programme will soon be available. For further information, please contact Julie Duval (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Selected comments from UNPO facebook:
Denboba Natie · 48:49 Thanks for becoming voices for voicelessly brutalised peoples of Ethiopia
Denboba Natie · 58:14 We’re actively working to engage EU members to show practical support instead of lip services.
Denboba Natie · 1:02:00 Mamaya in a modern world this is a diplomatic campaign…armed struggle will its own wing. Therefore, UNPO is groups of dedicated MEPs. Therefore I advise you to see it in this light
Abbagiddi Guye · 2:09:49 Bekele Gerba & other political prisoners are on hunger strike protesting prison conditions. Consequently prison officials have prevented them from meeting with their lawyers and family.
Mamaya Umar · 1:02:21 I dont even know how this people call government of ethiopia…if you cause genocide you cant be gov..anymore but terrorist…just cus they hav gov license that doesnt make them less terrorist
Utubaa Lammii · 11:16 Good job Dr. Shugut Galeta representative of OLF Diplomatic affair in behave of Oromo.