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Freedom House joins with civil society organizations to urge the UN Human Rights Council to prioritise and address through joint statements the ongoing human rights crisis in Ethiopia.

The undersigned civil society organizations urge the House of Representatives to pass House Resolution 128, supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.

Director of Advocacy

When Congress adjourned in September, it had failed to vote on resolutions on Ethiopia. When Congress returns, it should pass them without delay. 

In response to Ethiopian security forces disrupting a fundraising event by the country’s most prominent human rights organization, the Human Rights Council (HRCO), Freedom House issued a statement.

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Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning

Vukasin Petrovic serves as the Senior Director for Program Strategy and as the Technical Director for USAID funded Human Rights Support Mechanism.

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Special Reports

Reform in Ethiopia: Turning Promise into Progress

Ethiopia has seen dramatic political changes this year, but significant challenges remain. The United States should seize this opportunity to support a genuine democratic transition in a pivotal country.

Citizens' Perception Toward Civil Society: Ethiopia

The environment for civil society in Ethiopia is among the most restrictive in the world. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has overseen a continuous crackdown on opposition, independent media, and civil society. As the EPRDF marks 25 years in power, civil society groups struggle to maintain operations and keep their doors open.

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.

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