Eritrea

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 …

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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 …

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Skills Development for Eritrean Women (EWDA) in Uganda

Due to the low job opportunities and the lack of a minimum wage, most of the Eritrean refugees in the country are dependent on family members or relatives living abroad. SIHA supported the Eritrean Women for Development Association (EWDA), a SIHA member, with a small grant to economically empower the low-income women. Thirteen women from …

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UN Special Rapporteur for EritreaÔÇÖs Mandate Renewed

SIHA Network is delighted that the UN Human Rights Council has taken the decision to renew the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur for the Situation of Human Rights in Eritrea, Ms. Sheila B Keetharuth. The mandate was adopted by the HRC without a vote and furthermore a resolution was adopted which strongly condemned practices …

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