Contact: Zewditu Fesseha
Adress: 310 E 42nd Street, at 12:00pm New York, NY
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Ethiopian Social Assistance Committee will held its annual event on March 8, 2014
The Panel discussion is focused on advocating for the right of domestic workers in the Middle East who are suffering from horrific act of various human Right violations. For long time, women have remained invisible in various sectors across the world. Their socio-economic contributions and unique experiences have not been taken into account. Furthermore, domestic violence is one of the deep-rooted problems of women that hinder socio-economic empowerment.
The abuse of domestic workers is a human right issue. It needs an in-depth understanding of the issues that is related with the domestic work industry. It has received widespread news coverage in deferent incident after an Ethiopian nanny in Libya who had suffered from the abuse and severe burns at the hands of her employers that was exposed by a CNN reporter. Also Ethiopian Domestic worker, Alem Dechasa, in daylight in Lebanon dragged to the car by her employer and shortly later reported of committing suicide. These and other similar incidents have been exposed by Aljazeera, BBC and other Medias. The human right violation of Ethiopian Immigrant workers story elicited heated reactions from Ethiopians and the worldwide, putting the spotlight on thousands of others who continue to toil under dangerous conditions in various countries in the region. These surfaced cases, domestic worker travesty, are still prevalent. Let the world know the extent of the problem and the need of urgent action!
Having said these, ESAC kindly invites you to join us on our panel discussion of experts advocate to create awareness and seeking justice for Abused Ethiopian Domestic Workers.
Click here for this event’s flier:
New York, NY (December 10, 2013) — Despite uninviting snow storm in New York City, ESAC and protesters held a candlelight vigil in front of Saudi Arabian Mission to United Nations in memory of Ethiopian Migrant Victims of Saudi Arabian abuse.
During the event of Nelson Mandela’s untimely death, ESAC remembers Mandela’s contribution to equality and human rights. On December 10th, a day commemorating Human Rights all around the world; ESAC and protesters came together to also remember Ethiopian Migrant Victims who suffered and died in result of their basic human rights being violated. The abuse of the Ethiopian Domestic workers abroad must come to an end and we continue to request and make sure Saudi Arabia is held responsible and that we will not give up until we get a lasting and substantial solution to this problem. We (ESAC) ask that these victims not suffer in vain but that Ethiopians who are still trapped and voiceless, be noticed and be freed without reservation.
As Nelson Mandela once said, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
On November 18th, 2013, ESAC and community came together to join and march for the voiceless. Many Ethiopians have been deported from Saudi Arabia, as of recently. Groups are now trying to get funds to help these victims. The struggle for many Ethiopians is still not over, some are waiting to get transportation back to Ethiopia and are our begging for help. For those who lost their lives, ESAC is calling everyone to come together for a candlelight vigil on December 10,2013 and prayer. For more info, refer to the flier below:
In the wake of the violence against Ethiopian workers and immigrants in Saudi Arabia, ESAC is going to demonstrate in front of the Saudi Arabia Mission.
New York,NY (November 18th, 2013) — With the current situation for Ethiopians in the Mid-East, many Ethiopian domestic workers and immigrants are being abused in the form of torture, rape, beating, murder and etc… These Ethiopian domestic workers and immigrants commit no crime as they just desire the opportunity to work, provide and simply survive. ESAC and many Ethiopians in New York plan to protest in front of the Saudi Arabian Mission with hopes that the Saudi Arabian Mission will live up to its international responsibility to protect migrant workers and immediately end the of abuse of these vulnerable human beings. We demand that Saudi Arabian Mission end the gross violation of basic human rights and to launch a thorough and independent investigation into the killings and bring those responsible accountable.
ESAC and protesters will hold a peaceful demonstration in front Saudi Mission, on the corner of 46th street between 1st and 2nd street NY, NY. Anyone is welcome to support this cause and join our demonstration against the abuse of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia. If you want to attend and demonstrate, the flier is attached below:
(ESAC) is a non-political, non-profit organization. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation law for welfare and educational purposes. ESAC’s objective is to support and advocate for the youth, women’s rights, health, and education, Health one of ESAC objective and bring In order to raise awareness on the issues mentioned, ESAC plans to provide basic educational seminars as well as organize conferences, panel discussions, and communal events on health for communities.
ESAC an annual family and cultural exchange day October 2014. Time and date will be announced soon so stay tuned!
ESAC invites you to a panel discussion that we will be hosting and moderating 2013 New York New York on the Status of Domestic Workers of Ethiopian Women in mid-east countries.
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 3pm
entrance by invitation
At 310 E42 street bet 1st and 2nd street New York , NY 10017