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A call for AgerMadan BeTegebar: Boycott all products and services and cut off woyanes’ financial blood- line


We call upon all Ethiopians to support the effort of the Boycott for it is one form of struggle to bring the change - the establishment of Ethiopian people’s government in Ethiopia now! A complete Boycott will support and help the Political and psychological struggle against woyane in order to save the people and the nation from the ongoing destruction, oppression, starvation and explotaion that the vast majority of Ethiopians are facing. 


Stop purchasing woyane exported and delivered food items, enjera, beers, wine and all other goods including music, shows sports and stop using EAL flights, business establishment, hotels restaurants and money transfer and bank transactions.


Boycott all products and services and cut off woyanes’ financial blood- line that is used to destroy, exploit and starve the Ethiopian people.


PRESS RELEASE: IEWO Condemns the Violation of Ethiopias’ Territorail Integrity


The International Ethiopian Women’s Organization (IEWO) strongly opposes and condemns EPRDF's act of conceding Ethiopia’s territory to the neighboring Sudan. 


We are gravely concerned by the recent news not only that 1600 km land of Ethiopia is given away to Sudan but also the fact that the Sudanese army has occupied the north west Ethiopian territory and is engaged in killing, kidnapping, imprisoning and dismantling the community from their home and land.


Whereas the border demarcation between the two countries is well known, people were killed and several injured in a conflict at the Ethio-Sudanese border.  According to the report the conflict started on February 12 between Ethiopians and Sudanese nationals in Assira town, North Gondar. Sudanese nationals came over and settled in the area crossing the border.


Considering this unjust situation where lives have been lost and a large number of people have been displaced, we condemn Sudan's recent incursion and the subsequent occupation of territories within Ethiopia's Borders. We demand the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all of Sudan's forces from Ethiopia, aggressed neighboring country. The outrageous and contemptible acts against unarmed families have affected areas and villages along the entire length of the border.


The Ethiopian people who live in the region have voiced their concern and express the consequences and danger of such a reckless and illegal action by the authorities of both countries. The people in the border regions are now sandwiched by Sudanese army who is looting and displacing people on one side and by the EPRDF/Woyane forces on the other side and exposing them for severe danger and leaving the people with no defense and protection.  We are cognizant of the dictatorial and anti Ethiopia nature and behaviors of Meles Zenawi as it was demonstrated in the past 17 years, however this recent action calls for an alarm, this may be a major precursor to accomplishing the final mission of dismembering and compromising the integrity and the sovereignty of the Ethiopian nation. The unbearable plight of our people for the past two decades with the increase in poverty and starvation diseases and premature death; the unpopular and anti Ethiopian ethnic politics which compromised the sovereignty of our nation starting with the cessation of Eritrea. The EPRDF engaged not only in gross violations of human rights repression, imprisonment, political terrorism and violence all over the country but also engaged in the war that Meles Zenawi declared on Somalia and the brutality, and human rights aggression and massive killings of the people of Somalia which  further destabilizing security and peace in the region.


We, Ethiopian women, believe that today Ethiopia is not represented by a government that has the nation’s and the peoples’ interest at heart. Therefore until Ethiopians that put the interest and well being of the nation and the people first govern Ethiopia, any international agreement and treaties or resolving border disputes between neighboring countries during the rule of the EPRDF/Woyane, shall not be legal binding.  Therefore we call upon the Sudanese government to withdraw its occupation immediately and respect Ethiopia’s national integrity for the secret treaty with EPRDF/Woyane is not recognized by the people as their government for their actions has proved to be anti Ethiopia and against her people.  It is a well established fact that the EPRDF/Woyane has lost the popular vote in 2005 election therefore we demand that the voice of the people be honored by forming their own legitimate people’s government immediately. 


We also call upon the international community to stand by and support the Ethiopian people and condemn such acts and atrocities committed on Ethiopians by both the EPRDF/Woyane and the Sudanese government.


Let it be known to all that Ethiopians do not honor or recognize any treaties made with woyane, for they do not represent Ethiopia and the Ethiopian People


We the Ethiopian women, will defend our people and fight for their inalienable rights; the violation of Ethiopia’s territorial integrity and the oppression and repression of our people is unacceptable and we are putting you on watch.


Ethiopia Shall Prevails!!!




የኢትዮጵያ አንድነት የሕዝብ ድምጽ ምክር ቤት ፓርቲ ።

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አለም አቀፍ መግለጫ ይድረስ ለመላው የኢትዮጵያ ባለቤት ለሆነው ለመላው የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ። የኢትዮጵያ ሴቶች ለሰላም እና ለዴሞክራሲ/የኢትዮጵያ አንደንት የሴቶች ድምች ምክር ቤት በጣምራ፡የኢትዮጵያ አንድነት የሕዝብ ድምጽ ምክር ቤት በሚል በአንድ መልኩ መደራጅቱን እንገልጻለን።


August 1, 2008 ዳላስ ቴክሳስ።


በአውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር ሜይ 15 ቀን 2008 ሁልት ድርጅቶቻችንን ማለትም የኢትዮጵያ ሴቶች ለሰላም እና ለዴሞክራሲ/የኢትዮጵያ አንድነት የሴቶች ድምጽ ምክር ቤት ፓለቲካል ፓርቲን በነጮች አቆጣጠር በ1986 ተመዝግቦ ከተቆዋቁዋመበት ጊዜ ጀምሮ ብዙ የፓላቲካ ስራዎችን ፡ የተለያዩ በውጪም በአገር ቤትም የሚገኙ ለአገር አንድነት የቆሙትን ድርጅቶች በመርዳት ከጎናቸው በመቆም፡ ተወካይ በውጭው አለም የሌላቸውንም ከአገር ቤት በማምጣት ነጻ መድርክ በመፍጠር ፡ ከሕዝቡ ጋር በስብሰባ መልክ በመገናኘት ስለ ፓሪትያቸው አላማ እና አቅዋም እንዲያስረዱ፡ እርዳታም እንድያገኙ በማድርገ ብዙ አስተዋጽዖ አድርገናል። ከባድ ሃላፊነት በመሸከም ከማንም ገንዘብ ሳንጠይቅ በራሳችን ገንዘብ እና ጊዜ በመውሰድ ያልተቁዋረጠ ትልቅ ሃላፊነት የኢትዮጵያን ስዴተኞች ተቀባይነት እንዲያገኙ ብሎም በገንዘብ ሳይቀር፡ ስናስተናገድ እና ጉዳያቸውን ስናጽፈጽም ስንሰራ ኖረናል ይሄውም በቅርብ በጣሊያን ማልታ ለነበረው ችግር መፍትሄውን ያለማንም እርዳታ ብቻችንን በመወጣት ብሎም በሊቢያ ስላሉት፡ በጅቡቲ፡ በሱዳን፡ በኬኒያ፡ በዩጋንዳ እና በአረብ አገር ስለነበሩት ስላሉትም በባርነት ተይዘው ስለሚሰቃዩት ኢትዮጵያውያን ሲቶች እና ጥቂት ወንዶች ለአለም ለሚገባው ሁሉ ያስታወቅነው እና ጉዳዩን በስራ ላይ አውለናል። የኢትዮጵያን ባሕር ሃይል ጀግኖችንም የጨምራል ያደረግነው ተግባር። HR-bill በአሜሪካን ምክር ቤት ስለ ቀረበው ሃሳቡን ካለን ልምድ በማፍለቅ ነድፈን ስራላይ እንዲውል ያቀረብነው እኛው ሴቶቹ ነን። ይሄንን ስንል የሰራንውን ለማዳነቅ ሳይሆን ስራ ስለ አገራችን ስንሰራ የኖረን ብዙም ስራዎችን መስራት የምንችል እና በእውቀታችንም አገራችንን እና ሕዝባችንን የምናኮራ የኢትዮጵያ ዜጎች መሆናችንን ለመግለጽ ብቻ ነው። ሕዝብ በኛ ስራ ሊተማመን የሚችለው የሰራንውን ሲያውቅ ብቻ ነው። የመጀመሪያ ኢትዮጵያውያን ሴቶች ተቀዋሚ ድርጅት መስርተን ለሴቱም ለአገራችንም ክብር ስንታገል መኖራችን ለኛ ብቻ ሳይሆን ለመላው የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ የሚያኮራ ነው። በኢትዮጵያ የፓለቲካ ፓርቲ ታሪክ ውስጥ አንዱም ፓርቲ ባጠቃላይ የኢትዮጵያን ሴቶች ስለ አገራቸው እነሱንም ይመለከታል ፡ መፍትሄም ለማምጣት የለውጡ ጥንስስ እና ጠማቂም ሊሆኑ ይገባል ከወንዱ እኩል ኢትዮጵያ ለነሱም አገራቸአው ንች እስቲ ብሎ በሃላፊነት ፡ በወሳኝነት፡ በስልጣን አመራር ወንበር ላይ አንድም ሴት ያስቀመጠ ድርጅት ፈጽሞ አልነበረም አሁንም አንዲት ሴት በራስዋ አይምሮ የምትመራ ተቀብሎ በፓርቲው ያስገባም የለም ለይስሙላ ተጠርተው ሴት አለችበት ለማሰኘት ሴት ካስገቡት በስተቀር። አሁንም ያው ነው ነይ እዚህ ፓለቲካ ፓርቲያችን ውስጥ ግቢና አገልግይ፡ በሚል ከመንገድ ጎትቶ አሳምኖ የምንልሽን ስሪ ፕሬዘደንት እናደርግሻለን ማለት፡ የሴትዋን እኩልነት ጠበቀ ማለት አይደልም። ስለዚህ ላለፈው 22 አመታት ቀድም ብለን መብታችን የአገር ባለቤትነታችን እንዳልተከበረ የተረዳንው ሲቶች፡ ግንባራችንን ሰጥተን ሴቶች በእየድርጅቱ እንደ እየችሎታቸው በየፓለቲካው ፓሪቲ መግባት  እንዳለባቸው በግንባር ጪምር እየተገኘን ታግለናል። በምንኖርበት አካባቢ ሁሉ ሴቶች በመረዳጃ ማሕበራት እና በሃይማኖት ተቅዋማት ጭምር ግልጽ የስራ እና የሃላፊነት የወሳኝነት ስልጣን በችሎታቸው ደረጃ እንዶኖራቸው አድርገናል።  በያለንበት ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ ለማዘጋጀት ወንዱ ባላሰበ ጊዜ እኛ ሴቶቹ የኢትዮጵያ ሲቶች ለሰላም እና ለዴሞክራሲ ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ በመጥራት ሕዝቡን በየከተማው በመቀስቀስ፡ የአሜራክንን ጋዜጠኞች በማሳመን በየጊዜው በራሳችን በመነሳሳት ብዙ ፓርቲዎችንም አሳትፈናል። ላለፈው 25 አመት የሚታወቀውን የኢትዮጵያ እስፓርት ፈደሬሽን በሰሜን አሜሪካ የሕዝብ እንዶሆን ሃሳቡን ጥንስሰን በደረግነው ትግል ሕዝባዊ ያደርገንውም እኛው ሴቶቹ ነውን። ሴቶች ወጣቱን በፈደሬሽኑ በአል ላይ ባሕሉን እና ታሪኩን ተረካቢ እንድሁም ፈደሬሽኑን ተረካቢ እንዲሆን፡ ለሴቶች ፕሮግራም ነድፈን በማቅረብ በመታገል ብዙ መከራን ብንቀበልም፡ ባአለፈ የፈደሬሽኑ 25 በአል ወጣቱን ይዘው የቀረቡት ሴቶች የእኛ መታገል ውጤት ናቸው። የፈደሬሽኑም የሕዝባዊ ድርጅትነት መስራች ነኝ። በጥቅሉ ምን አስተዋጽዖ አድርጋችሁዋል ለሚለው ጥያቄ ባጭሩ ገልጸን ልንጨርሰው የሚቻል ካለመሆኑም በላይ፡ አላማችን ስለሰራነው ለማውራት ሳይሆን ስለ አገሩ ተከታትሉ ስለማያውቀው እና አዲስ ሰሚ ለሆነው ብሎም ለወጣቱ በብዙ ትግል ተራራ የወጣን የወረድን መሆናችንን እና ስለ አገር አንድነት የቆሙትን እና አንድነትንም በማፍረስ እራሳቸውን ቁንኞ ለማድረግ የሚርዋሩዋጡትን ግልሰቦች አጥብቀን እንደምናውቅ እንዲታወቅልን ጭምር ነው ይሄንን ያህል ያተትነው። ሴቶች ምንም አይሰሩም መላካቸውን ብቻ ማሳመር ነው ወሬ ነው ስለ ቁሳቁስ እና ገንዘብ ያለውን እየፈለጉ የሩጡ እንጂ የሚለውን የጥምር በጥቂቶች የተሰጠንን ጸባይ እና አነጋገር እውን አለመሆኑን በስራ ስለሳየን ፡ የለወጥናቸውም እንዳሉ አይተናል። ሆኖም ገና ብዙም መንገድ መጉዋዝ እንዳለብንም እናምናለን ያለሴቶች አገር ሰላም እና አንድ ልትሆን እንደማትችል። ባጭሩ የመጀመሪያ የኢትዮጵያ ሴቶች በተቃዋሚ መልክ ዴሞክራሲን ለአገራችን እና ለሕዝቡ ለማከናነብ ፓርቲ በስማችን የኢትዮጵያ ሴቶች ለሰላም እና ለዴሞክራሲ/የኢትዮጵያ አንድነት የሴቶች ድምጽ ምክር ቤት ፓርቲን  መስርተን፡ በተለያየ የፓለቲካ ዘርፎች የውጭ ጉዳዩንም ጭምር በማጣመር ስንታገል የኖርን እና እየሰራንም ያለን የመጀመሪያ ኢትዮጵያውያን ሴቶች ነን። ከወንዶቹም ያላነሰ ችሎታም እውቀትም ያለን ሴቶች እንዳለንም በተግባር አስመስክረናል። ብትግሉ ውስጥ በጦርም ሜዳ ያገለገሉ እህቶቻችን እንደነበሩ እና በሕይወትም ተርፈው ያሉም እንዳሉ እናውቃለን። ሆኖም እነሱ በፈጠሩት ሆነ ብለው አምነውበት ሳይሆን ጥቂት ወንዶች ከፈረንጆች በተዋሱት መጸሃፍ አማካኝነት በፈጠሩት የለውጥ ትግል መጠቀሚያ ይሆኑ እና ከዛም ፓርቲዎች አንድም ቦታ በሃላፊነት በወሳኝነት ሳያስቀምጥዋቸው በማየታችን በመቆጨት የተነሳን ነን። በታገሉት እቶቻችን እንኮራለን በተግባር ያሳዩትም የኢትዮጵያ ሴቶች ታጋይ እና ቆራጥ የስሜት ተገዢዎች እንዳልሆንን ምስክራችን ሆኖዋል።


ባጭሩ አንጋፋ ፓርቲዎች ጎን ተሰልፈን ከ2005 ምርጫ በሁዋላ የላላውን ትግል በማጠናከር አገራችንን መልሰን ለመገንባት ከመቼውም የበለጠ ታጥቀን ከዚህ በመቀጠል፡ በምናቀርባቸው ምክኒያቶች ተነሳስተናል።



ኢትዮጵያን ከወደቀችበት የትግሬ ነጻ አውጭ እጅ ነጻ ለማውጣት ብሎም በተዘዋዋሪ መንገድ እየወረስዋት ካሉት አረቦች ለማዳን፡   ስንል ሁሉቱን ድርጅት በአንድ ስም አዋህደን ሰፋ ባለመልኩ ወንድሞቻችንንም በመጨመር የአንድነት ክንድ የኢትዮጵያ አንድነት የሕዝብ ድምጽ ምክር ቤት ፓርቲ በሚል ሰይመንዋል። የታወቀውን የእርግብ አርማችንንም በመቀየር፡ ሴቱንም ወንዱንም የሚወክል ከኢትዮጵያ ታሪክ የወረስነውን የወንድ አንበሳው እንዳለ ሆኖ ፡ በታሪክ ውስጥ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ የኢትዮጵያን ጀግኖች ሴቶችን የምታንጸባርቅም አንበሳ ባንጻሩ አስቀምጠናል። የሄም ለዘላለም ወንድሞቻችንንም እኛንም ሲቶቹን የሚወክል የአንበሳነት አርማ ነው። ክብራችንን ማንሳቱ ከዚህ ይጀምራል።


ስለ ድርጅቶቹ በአንድ መልክ መቁዋጨት፡ ከአንድ ወር በፊት፡ በአለም አቀፍ የኢትዮጵያ ሲቶች ድርጅት ሬዲዮ እና ፓልቶክ  ላይ እህቶቻችን በሰጡን የእህትነት እና የአክብሮት መድረክ ላይ በመገኘት፡ ስለ ኢትዮጵያ አንድነት የሕዝብ ድምጽ ምክር ቤት ፓርቲ በሰፊው መዘርጋቱን እና የተነሳንበትን አላማ እና ምንስ ልንሰራ እንደሆነ እቅዳችን ለተሳታፊው ወገን መግለጻችን የማይዘነጋ እና ብዙውን ሕዝብ እያነጋገረ ያለ ተሰፋ ነው። ሕዝቡም ደስታውን እና ምክሩን ጭምር ለግሶናል። ትልቅ ሃላፊነትም አስረክቦናል ይሄንን ስንል ወንድሞቻችን ጪምር ማለት ነው። እኛም ከአለም አቀፍ የኢትዮጵያ ሴቶች ድርጅት ጋር በአንድነት እንደምንሰራ እና አንድነታችንንም ማነው እንደማያፈርሰው ግልጽ አድርገናል በማያወላውል መንገድ።



ለምን የኢትዮጵያ አንድነት የሕዝብ ድምጽ ምክር ቤት ፓርቲ ተመሰረተ?


1ኛ። በትግሬ ነጻ አውጪ እና በአረቦች እጅ የወደቀችውን ኢትዮጵያን እና     ሕዝብዋን ነጻ ለማውጣት።


2ኛ፡ የትግሬ ነጻ አውጪ የኢትዮጵያን ዳርድንበር ለሱዳን በማስረከቡ።


3ኛ፡ ሕዝቡን ለሱዳን እስር ቤት በማስረከቡ።


4ኛ፡ የኢትዮጵያን ሕዝብ የትግሬ ነጻ አውጪ በሜዳ ሆኖ ከሊቢያ፡ ከኢራክ፡ ከሳውዲ አረቢያ፡ ከየመን እና ከሱዳን ጋር ያደረጋቸውን ውል በሙሉ፡ በጉልበቱ በሊቢያ ወታደሮች እየተመራ በደብረዘይት ወደ አዲስ አበባ ከገባበት ጊዜ ጀምሮ፡  የሊቢያው መሪ ጋዳፊ እንኩዋን ኢትዮጵያን ወደ አረብነት መለሳችሁዋት ቃል በገባችሁት መሰረት ከአርቦች ወንድሞቻችሁ ጎን እንደገና በመቆማችሁ መመስገን አለባችሁ ኮራንባችሁ፡ በሚል ለመለስ እና ለጥቂት የትግራይ ተወላጆች በትግሬ ነጻ አውጪ ስም ያስተላለፈውን መልእክቱን በማስተባበል አገር እንደማይስገነጥል ለአረቦችም አገር እንደማይሰጥ እግራቸው ኢትዮጵያን እንደማረግጥ ነብር መለስ የተናገርው። ሆኖም በሚስጥር የጀመረው አገር መሸጥ በካራቆሬ የጀመረው ወደ ደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ እየገሰገሰ ነው። ሆኖም ስለአገራችን አተኩረን ሳንተኛ የምንታገልው የምንከታተለው ካራቆሪን ለአረቦች መሸጥ እና ሚሊየነር ነው እየተባለ በሃሰት የኢትዮጵያን ሕዝብ ለማታለል በሚወራለት ግማሽ ኢትዮጵያዊ ግማሽ የመን የተዘረጋው የአረቦች መንገድ በቦሌ ቀይ ምንጣፍ እየተነጠፈላቸው ለኢንቬስትመንት በሚል እየገቡ ነው። የወርቁን ማእድን ብሎም የእብነ በረዱን ወርሰዋል በዚሁ በግማሽ ኢትዮጵያዊው አማካኝነት አገር እየተሸጠች ስለሆነ።


5ኛ፡ መለሰ ፡ ትግሬን መለሶ ለማቁዋቁዋም ሻቢያ ደበደበን በሚል ስም ውጪ ያለንውን አታሎን፡በዛ ሰበብ በመሃላችን  በትግርኛ ተናጋሪዎች አማካኝነት ወኪሎቹን አስገብቶ 82 ሰዎች ኢትዮጵያ ሄደው ባድማ ደርሰው ሕጻኑን በተለይ የአማራውን እና የኦሮሞውን ልጅ ከየገጠሩ ታድሎ ለጦርነት እዳ አድርገው ሲመለሱ፡ ይዘው የመጡት ቢኖር ፡ የክልል ኢንቪስትመንት የገበያ ማስታዋወቂያ በራሪ ወረቀቶች ነበር። በዛው መሰረት ትግሬኛ ተናጋሪው የወያኔን መልእክት ማለትም ሕዝብ መሃል ገብቶ ለአገራችን አንድነት የምንታገለውን እንዲያዳክቡ በየከተው ተደረጉ። ሆኖም እንዳሰቡት ስራ ላይ አልዋለም። ቀጥለው በውጭ የሚደረገውን ትግል ለማዳካም እንዳልቻለ ሲያውቁ፡ በገንዘብ መረብ ገብጋቦች እራስ ወዳዶች ከገንዘብ ሌላ ምንም ሕሌናቸው ስለ አገራቸው የማያስብ እየፈለጉ፡  በማጥመድ ትግሉን ለማደንገዝ እና ለመግደል የጀመረውን ከኢትዮጵያ ጨርሶ ወደ አሜሪካን ገብቶ በስራ ላይ ህልሙን ወያኔ በበለጠ እያጠናከረ መሆኑን ስለደረስንበት።


6ኛ፡ ወያኔም የገዛቸው የወንድ ቅምጦች፡ በተለያየ መልኩ ወደፊት በምንገልጽው በተዘረጋላቸው ሕዝብን በመከፋፈል እና ትግል በማፍዘዢያ ዝግጅት እየሰሩ መሆናቸውን ስለደረስንባቸው። እነዚህም ግለሰቦች ከሩቅ የመጡ ሳይሆኑ በየከተማው አጠገባችን ወዳጅ ፡ ማህበርተኛ ብሎም ነጋዴ ነን የሚሉ ጭምር ይገኝባቸዋል።



ቀደም ሲል መለስ እና ግብረ አበሮቹ በኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ስም ያደረጉትን ማንኛውንም ውል እና ፊርማ የኢትዮጵያን ሴቶች በአገራችን ጉዳይ ላይ ያካተተ ስላልሆነ ተቀባይነት በኛ በኩል እንደሌለውን እና እንዳልተቀበልነው የጸና አላማ   አሁንም ወደፊትም የማይላላ፡ የማይሰበር፡ የማይልፈሰፈስ አቁዋማችን እንደጸና እና የትግሬ ነጻ አውጪን በመለማመጥ እሹሩሩ በማለት እንደማናምን ግልጽ እንድሆን እናስታውቃለን። ይህንንም ስንል ማንም ተልካሻ ፡ እራስ ወዳድ፡ አድር ባይ፡ ለራሱ የማይቆም፡  አገሩን እና ወገኑን ለኪሱ አሳልፎ የሰጠ ኢትዮጵያ የማትኮራበት ከንቱ ወንድ፡ ሊገረስሰው ባልቻለው እና  በማይችለውም በኢትዮጵያዊነት ኩራታችን መሆኑን ስናስቀምጥ ከወረስነው የኢትዮጵያዊነት ኩራት ጋር ነው።


ኢንቬስትመንት ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እንቀበላለን እኛም ሕላማችን ነው። ነገር ግን ወያኔ ብቻውን በሚውስነው ሳይሆን፡ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ አገሪቱን ሲረከብ ያኔ ኢንቬስትመንት በየት አካባቢ እና ምንላይ ቬስትመንት ማድረግ ማን እንደሚችል ለአለም እገበያላይ ባለቤቱ የሆነው የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ በህግ የሚመራ ምክር ቤት ሲኖረው የሚያደርገው ጉዳይ ይሆናል። አሁን አንድ ሰው መለስ ዜናዊ ብቻ ነው የኢንቬስትመንቱም የሁሉም ውሳኝ ፡ ስለዚህ የሚፈራረመው ሁሉ አይጸድቅም ሊጸድቅም አይገባም። እስካሁንም ኢንቬስት ላደረጉት እና ለማድረግም እያኮበኮቡ ላሉት ውላቸው ቦታ እንደሌለው እና ሊኖረውም እንደማይችል እንዲረዱት የገባል  በበለጠ።



በሚቀጥለው መግለጫችን ስለምንሰራው እቅድ እና እየሰራን ስላለንው በተመለከተ ብቻ ባጭሩ እናቀርባለን።


ኢትዮጵያ ለዘላለም በሴቶች እና በወንዶች አንበሶች ልጆችዋ ታሪክዋን እቦታው መለሳ እንደቀድሞው ክብርዋን አስጠብቃ ተፈርታ እና ተከብራ ለዘላለም ትኖራልች። አረቦች እና ሱዳኖች የኢትዮጵያ ባለቤት አይሆኑም! ኢትዮጵያ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ስለሆነ ሕዝብን የአገሩ ባለቤት እናደርገዋልን!

ድሎ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ እና አገራችንን በገንዝብ በግል ድሎት ብልጫ አሳልፈን የማንሰጥ ቆራጥ ኢትዮጵያውያን አንበሶች ብቻ ይሆናል! አሸናፊ ውነተኛ ነው እውነት አንዲት ኢትዮጵያ ነች!














Ethiopian Women For Peace And Democracy (EWPD)

P. O. Box 860374 Plano Texas 75086 U.S.A.



International Press Release

February 28, 2008

Plano Texas.

Attention to all Ethiopians that are concerned to the issues of Ethiopian refugees around the world.


The Libyan Embassy in Washington D.C. recognized and responded to the request of Ethiopian Women for Peace and Democracy in regard to the Ethiopian refugees in Libya. God is big, with his help and our prayer everything is possible.


Yeharewerk Gashaw

Human rights activist

Ethiopia releases protest leaders

Ethiopia releases protest leaders
(Left to right): Human rights activist Mesfin Woldermariam and the opposition CUD's Birtukan Midek, Berhanu Nega and leader Hailu Shawel. File photo
The group had reportedly confessed and asked for a pardon
Thirty Ethiopian opposition leaders have been pardoned and freed from prison just days after being given life sentences over election protests.

Three minibuses left the prison, while the group's supporters whistled and shouted for joy outside.

The group always said the trial was political and refused to enter a plea, leading to the men's conviction.

Ethiopia came under strong international pressure over the trial, and some donors cut aid.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said the right to vote and contest elections would be restored to those pardoned.

But he said the MPs had boycotted parliament for two years and so may be unable to reclaim their seats.

In court:
Life in jail: 30 opposition leaders
15-18 years: 6 young men for rioting
1-3 years: 2 journalists
In absentia:
Life in jail: 5

Among those freed are Coalition for Unity and Democracy leader Hailu Shawel, the mayor-elect of the Addis Ababa Berhanu Nega and several other MPs and local councillors from the capital.

Mr Meles denied that he was following US orders to free the 30 CUD leaders and eight others convicted over the protests.

Five others were convicted in absentia.

"The Ethiopian government isn't willing and is unable to be run like a banana republic from Capitol Hill. Some individuals appear to be entertaining such illusions," he said.

He also said that some of the international pressure on his government had been "shameful".

'Orange revolution'

The prime minister said the pardon showed the government had "no sense of revenge".

"We believe that the sorry saga of the orange revolution is fully behind us," Mr Meles said.

Doctors treating injured protesters
Most of those who died were protesters
The government said the 30 had confessed to their crimes and had asked President Girma Woldegiorgis for a pardon.

The head of the European Union 2005 election observers in Ethiopia had condemned the life sentences as "farcical" and "inhumane".

After the state prosecutor called for the death penalty, the US urged the government to "promote reconciliation" in the final sentence.

The government always said it could not interfere in the case until the legal process had finished.

Some 193 people died after thousands of people protested against the election results.

Most of those were protesters, killed by the security forces.

Tens of thousands of people were arrested.

The government denied charges of ballot-rigging and points out that it introduced multi-party elections to Ethiopia.



International Ethiopian Women's Organization

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Telephone: (240) 691- 4370,


Open Letter to Saudi Arabia Government


May 22, 2007


Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

601 NEW Hampshire Ave., NW

Washingto D.C. 20037

Telphone: (202) 337-4088

Fax: (202) 342-0271


Dear Mr. Ambassador,

We, Ethiopians in the Dispora are deeply saddened when we heared the beheading of  three defensless Ethiopians, one woman Khadija Ibrahim Moussa and two men, Ali Mohammed Ali and Adel Adam Aman, by your governmnet. They were allegedly accused of killing an Egyptian and a Saudi Arbia men respectively and were sentenced to a brutal and cruel death this month in Saudi Arabia.  It is reported that these Ethiopians did not get a fair trail, and were subjected to unjust and cruel living condition as many Ethiopians are experiencing in your country.


Like many Ethiopians who travel abroad to earn a living, these Ethiopians were working to escape the unbearable poverty and destitute found in their homeland Ethiopia. In fact, many are not only escaping poverty but also the cruel and dictotrial rule of Melese Zenawi.  Unfortunately, repeated stories have been told by many Ethiopians and other Africans about the notorious treatment and violation of basic human rights by the Saudi Arabia government. Ethiopian women have faced dehumanizing conditions ranging from loosing their identity, disappearance, being beaten, burned, raped and murdered. For some women committing suicide has become the only way out to end the cruelty, mistreatment and the oppressive conditions that they are facing in thier host country.


Ethiopian women and men living and working in your country do not have the protection of their own governments, they therefore are left at the mercy of the host country.  Thus, we ask respectfully that your governmnet stops the beheading of defensless Ethiopians and respects basic human rights of working immigrants. We also demand that the working conditions which has been identified as modern day slavery, must be stopped and an international workers law be applied to all Ethiopians working in your country.

Current affairs, News and Press Release

Ethiopian wins Courage in Journalism Award

Serkalem Fasil
Washington, DC – A Mexican journalist who travels with guards because of ongoing threats to her life, a group of women reporters who every day risk their lives to cover the war in Iraq and an Ethiopian publisher who gave birth to a son while confined to a vermin-infested jail cell for her work are the recipients of this year’s International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Awards.

Peta Thornycroft of Zimbabwe is Lifetime Achievement Winner.

“These women have shown dedication and bravery in reporting and in their commitment to journalism,” said Judy Woodruff, chair of the IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards. “They tell tough stories that need to be told, and in doing so, help defend freedom of the press.”

Winners of the 2007 Courage in Journalism Awards are:

  • Serkalem Fasil, 26, of Ethiopia . The former co-owner and publisher of the weekly newspapers Asqual, Menilik and Satenaw, Fasil was one of 14 editors and reporters of independent and privately-owned newspapers arrested after publishing articles critical of the government’s actions during the May 2005 parliamentary elections. The journalists were accused of genocide and treason, charges that could bring life imprisonment or the death penalty. While in jail, Fasil gave birth to and cared for a son, who was premature and underweight due to inhumane conditions and lack of proper medical attention. She was released from prison in April 2007.
  • Lydia Cacho, 43, correspondent for CIMAC news agency and feature writer for Dia Siete magazine in Mexico . Cacho, a journalist for more than two decades, has endured numerous death threats because of her work reporting on domestic violence, organized crime and political corruption. In 2004, Cacho published The Devils of Eden, a book based on her research on child pornography among Mexican politicians and businessmen. A year later, she was arrested on libel charges and driven to a jail 20 hours from her home in Cancun , with officers hinting that there was a plan to rape her. In recent years, she has written extensively about pedophiles. In February 2006, a tape recording of a conversation between a businessman and a Mexican governor discussing a plan to have her arrested and raped was obtained by the media. Several years earlier, in 1998, Cacho was raped and beaten in the bathroom of a bus station. She doesn’t know if the attack was related to her work. On May 8, while Cacho was testifying at the trial of a pedophile she has written about, her car was sabotaged. Cacho is also a human rights advocate; she is the founder and director of the Centro Integral de Atencion a las Mujeres in Cancun , a crisis center and shelter for victims of sex crimes, gender-based violence and trafficking.
  • Six Iraqi women journalists of McClatchy’s Baghdad bureau: Shatha al Awsy, Zaineb Obeid, Huda Ahmed, Ban Adil Sarhan, Alaa Majeed and Sahar Issa. Constantly under duress, these women dodge gun battles and tiptoe around car bombs to do their jobs in the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. They are targeted for their work, and so are their families. Their homes have been destroyed and they’ve lost family members and friends. Each day they risk their lives just to get to work. They are driven by the desire to report accurately the situation in Iraq , to tell others what is happening in a world that is dissolving around them.

The IWMF also announced that it will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Peta Thornycroft, 62, of Zimbabwe . Thornycroft has been a journalist for 35 years. One of the few remaining independent journalists in Zimbabwe, she reports on human rights abuses, farm occupation, the state of the country as commodities become scarce and inflation rises, and government repression. A foreign correspondent for British, American and South African news media, she renounced her British citizenship and became a citizen of Zimbabwe after the government ruled that all journalists working in Zimbabwe had to be citizens of the country. Thornycroft has been accused of terrorism and barred from court proceedings, and in 2002 she was arrested while investigating reports of a campaign against members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change. At the same time, she has led journalism training initiatives benefiting thousands of southern African journalists.

Created in 1990, the IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards honor women journalists who have shown extraordinary strength of character and integrity while reporting the news under dangerous or difficult circumstances. This year’s awards will be presented at ceremonies in New York on October 23 and in Los Angeles on October 30.

The International Women’s Media Foundation was launched in 1990 with a mission to strengthen the role of women in the news media worldwide. The IWMF network includes women and men in the media in more than 130 countries worldwide.

For more information about the winners or about the Courage in Journalism Awards, visit the IWMF website at

Saudi Arabia displays bodies of two Ethiopians beheaded

Published Date: May 17, 2007

RIYADH: Saudi authorities yesterday beheaded two Ethiopians convicted of killing a Saudi national in an armed robbery and displayed their bodies in public after the execution, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The statement, carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, said Ali Mohammed Ali and Adel Adam Aman were found guilty of fatally shooting and robbing Khaled bin Karim bin Bakhash, the owner of a private telephone services center. ... A court ordered their bodies be displayed in a public place after the execution ....

Executions are usually carried out in public in Saudi Arabia, which applies a strict form of sharia, or Islamic law. Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking can all carry the death penalty. - Agencies





International Ethiopian Women’s Organization (IEWO) strongly condemns the beheading of an Ethiopian woman, Khadija Bint Ibrahim Moussa. She was allegedly accused of killing an Egyptian man and was sentenced to a brutal and cruel death last week in Saudi Arabia. It is reported that Khadija did not get a fair trail. Like many other Ethiopian women who travel to Middle-East countries, Khadija Moussa was in Saudi Arabia working to escape the unbearable poverty and destitute in her homeland Ethiopia. Click here to read more




The IEWO has successfully held its founding congress on March, 3-4, 2007 and passed the following resolutions: 

After discussing on the current situation in Ethiopia, the Congress has

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Symposium Announcement
Ethiopia in the Second Millennium - Reflections on Past Achievements and Future Challenges
The Ethiopian Millennium Celebration Council in Washington DC, USA invite Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia to participate in the Symposium to be held on September 9-10, 2007.

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