Protecting Ethiopian Women in a Middle East: Advocacy Task Force Initiative
Continuing reports of employer abuse and suicides by Ethiopian women in a Middle East has stirred snub among Ethiopians worldwide. (Photo: Ethiopian domestic workers attend church services in Beirut, Lebanon. Getty Images)
Tadias Magazine Events News
Published: Friday, Mar 2, 2012
New York (TADIAS) – In respect of Women’s History Month, a Ethiopian Social Assistance Committee in New York City is hosting a forum this weekend to prominence a predicament of womanlike migrant domestic workers in a Middle East. The emanate perceived widespread news coverage final year when an Ethiopian nanny in Libya, who had suffered abuse and serious browns during a hands of her former employers, was unprotected by a CNN reporter. Her story elicited exhilarated reactions from Ethiopians worldwide, putting a spotlight on thousands of others who continue to grind underneath dangerous conditions in several countries in a region.
“The abuse of domestic workers is a tellurian rights issue, that needs an in-depth understanding, and a vital resolution within and over a Ethiopian community,” ESAC pronounced in a press release. “This caricature is still prevalent and we are seeking that we join us and a row of experts to work towards expelling this emanate by advocating, formulating recognition and probity for a victims and or their families.”
The classification pronounced it hopes to launch an beginning to build an advocasy charge force in New York City. “The charge force will embody volunteers from several professions in a community. Our primary idea will be to rivet particular bureaucratic and non-governmental member and other general organizations in NYC to support domestic workers and reason employers accountable,” ESAC stated. “We are seeking volunteers for a charge force.” – If You Go: March 3, 2012, 7pm – 10pm 828 2nd Avenue New York City WWW.ESANYC.ORG