In Ethiopia persons affected by leprosy and their families face multiple forms of discrimination and are exposed to severe social, economic and psychological pressure due to misconceptions and lack of understandings.
EHRC on the News
The program is titled human rights defenders for Peace: The Right to Peace as a Human Rights.
Persons released include women, older persons, persons with health problems and others released on citation following an investigation.
The Commission notes with concern that, overall, the detentions in connection with the state of emergency has not been implemented in compliance with the principles of “necessity, proportionality, and freedom from discrimination”.
Training intended to enhance capacity of CSOs to promote & monitor implementation of recommendations from UN human rights mechanisms & identify strategies to engage state authorities
Report covered period from 3 Nov 2020 to 28 June 2021; joint probe conducted from 16 May to 31 August 2021
“Professor Mesfin Woldemariam's success in introducing concept of human rights & establishing first Ethiopian organisation that works on human rights should take particular importance in recalling his many contributions” - Daniel Bekele
German Africa Foundation announces jury unanimously voted to award him highest award of its kind in Germany in recognition for “his lifelong advocacy for human rights in Ethiopia”
Food & cash shortages, high cost of available food & other basic supplies, & interruption of transportation services still affect region