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US News Ethiopia: Human Rights Watch Alert on the situation of women Victims of sexual violence

19:00  10 november  2021
19:00  10 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Lead 1-etchiopia declares the state of emergency against the advances of the rebels of the Tigi

 Lead 1-etchiopia declares the state of emergency against the advances of the rebels of the Tigi Ethiopia-conflict / (Lead 1, Photo): Lead 1-etchiopia declares the state of emergency in the face of progress Rebels of Tiger (adds UN Secretary General §6-7) Addis Ababa, November 2nd (Reuters) - Ethiopia told Tuesday the state of emergency after the fighters of the Tiger Region In the North, have claimed territorial progress and declared to consider walking on the capital Addis Ababa.

Un membre d'une milice amhara monte la garde dans la ville de Dessie, en Ethiopie.(image d'illustration) © AFP - Eduardo Sideras A member of a Militia Amhara rides custody in the city of Drainage, Ethiopia. (Image of illustration)

. In Ethiopia, one year after President Abiy Ahmed's offensive on the northern Tiger region, the human rights organization Human Rights Watch alerts the situation of women victims of sexual violence.

In a report released on Wednesday, November 10th entitled "I am haunted by this day: access to care for victims of sexist violence in the Tigière region in Ethiopia", the NGO claims that women could not access care after A rape.

One year that the war is raging in Tiger and that the fighting has destroyed many health facilities in the region. In this conflict that has made several thousand deaths and more than two million displaced people, many women, victims of abuses, have no way to access care.

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Support Depending on the Advocacy of the Women's Rights Division to Human Rights Watch, Nisha Varia, the Ethiopian government blocking of humanitarian aid in the region of the Tiger "Victimise doubly the survivors, depriving them of essential medical and psychosocial support for mental health.

In its Report, Human Rights Watch also reaffirms that the belligerents of the conflict, both the Ethiopian federal forces, their Eritrean allies, the regional militias amhara that the TPLF's ticgy fighters, have engaged in widespread sexual violence.

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A report that coincides with an investigation by Amnesty International published on Tuesday, November 9th.

The NGO claims to have collected the testimonies of more than fifteen women in the neighboring Ahmara region, raped, sometimes in front of their children, by TPLF fighters last August.

Human Rights Watch addressed the findings of its report to the Ethiopian federal authorities. They remain, for the time being, without answer.

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