Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kidnapped, raped and left for dead: who will protect Ethiopia's girls?

(Dec 11, 2014,(The Guardian))--One day in early October, Hanna Lalango, 16, did not return from school to her home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, at the usual time. Her father Lalongo Hayesso was worried about his youngest daughter.

Photograph: Rediet Wegayehu/PR
“We waited for her at her usual time … but we had to wait for 11 days to hear that she had been abandoned on the street. She was incapacitated and couldn’t even get up,” said Hayesso. His daughter had been abducted, gang-raped and left for dead. Hanna wasn’t was not able to get to hospital until 12 days after her attack, where she was treated for traumatic gynaecological fistula and other injuries. She died on 1 November.

Sexual violence against women in Ethiopia is relatively common. Research from 2012 found that “rape is undoubtedly one of the rampant crimes in Ethiopia”, and linked its prevalence to male chauvinist culture, legal loopholes, the inefficiency of different agencies in the criminal justice system, and “a deep-seated culture of silence”.

In October 2011, an Ethiopian Airlines flight attendant named Aberash Hailay lost her eyesight after her ex-husband, Fisseha, stabbed her in both eyes with a sharp knife. And there’s the story of Frehiwot Tadesse, a mother of two, who was shot several times by her ex-husband in a broad daylight in Addis. Since the first reported case involving Kamilat Mehdi and her ex-boyfriend, acid attacks against women have also shown registered a disturbing increase. Read more from The Guardian »

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ሆስተሷ ስለተፈጸመባት ጥቃት ፍርድ ቤት ቀርባ መሰከረች ''ልቤ ተሰብሯልሆስተስ አበራሽ ኃይላይ''
የሆስተስ አበራሽን ዓይኖች ያጠፋው ተከሳሽ በሞት እንዲቀጣ ተጠየቀ  
የሆስቴሷ ሁለት ዓይኖች በቀድሞ ባለቤቷ በስለት ተወግተው ጠፉ     

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