Call for Activists

An 8-Weeks of Training on Human Rights, Civic Association, Project Management, and social media campaigning for Human Rights Activists.   Background Center for Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) is a board-led, for-not-profit organization registered in Ethiopia under the revised Civil Societies Law 1113/2019 with registry number 4307. CARD envisions to see a democratic Ethiopia […]

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Pre-trial Proceedings of Post-Hachalu Detentions: Legal Analysis of Selected Cases

By Mikiyas Bekele[1] Click Here to download PDF Version.  I. Background 1. Following the assassination of a prominent Ethiopian Singer, Hachalu Hundessa, on June 29, 2020, there was unrest and, communal and religious violence in parts of the Oromia Region and the capital Addis Ababa. Following this tragic incident, arrests including prominent politicians and journalists […]

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Explaining Metekel Syndrome: Revisiting the Prolonged Ethnic Violence

Dagnachew Ayenew Yeshiwas* (for CARD**) In the last few days, almost the whole mainstream and social media discourses have been predominantly overwhelmed by reports and analysis on violence in Metekel, following the recent attack on September 4 and 5 against members of Agew and Amhara ethnic groups. Reports revealed that the attack was carried out […]

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The First Werdwet Fellows are Selected

CARD Werdwet Research Fellowship Program (Werdwet Fellowship) is launched by CARD to promote indigenous knowledge to fight inequality and look for ways of protecting the rights of minorities and vulnerable groups. The research fellowship program will also give women and youth opportunities to pursue their passion for researching and promoting their ideas to bring about […]

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