Press Release for International Women’s Day 2014

Contact: Zewditu Fesseha

Email: esac.nyc@gmail.com

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.

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Click here for this event’s flier:
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