GENDER ALERT: WHO CARES, AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT GOING TO EUROPE?

Hundreds of women and girls from the greater Horn of Africa mainly from Ethiopia and parts of Somalia and Kenya migrate as domestic laborers to the Arab Gulf countries and the Middle East, through legitimized and hidden means. Women migration is stirred up by lack of opportunities within the region, the promise of better wages and […]

Eritrean refugees in Sudan – held ransom

By Martin Plaut It could have been a tragedy: six Eritreans were arrested by the Sudanese police and threatened with deportation back to Eritrea (or what is termed ‘refoulment’ by the United Nations refugee agency.) The six were in a dire condition, having only just managed to escape from people traffickers. The two women and[…..]

A Report to The Comission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea

This report provides narratives, gathered during formal and informal conversations and focus group discussions with Eritrean men and women who recently fled the country. It presents testimonies of mass migration of Eritreans through illegal and often undocumented channels, of Eritrea’s heavy-handed crack down on human rights work and civil society, lack of voter-centered approaches to[…..]