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: