Terms of Reference (TOR)

Background of the Organization   The Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) is a board-led, for-not-profit organization registered in Ethiopia under the Civil Societies Law 1113/2019 with registry number 4307. CARD acquired its legal personality on 24 July 2019. ​CARD aspires to see Ethiopia where democratic culture flourished on human rights values and […]

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35 local CSOs condemn prohibition of peace call press conference

A gathering of 35 local CSOs preparing to give a joint press conference on an “urgent call for peace” condemned their prevention from making the call by personnel in civilian and military attires who claimed to have been sent by “a government body.” In an online press conference these CSOs issued following the ban, they […]

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Call for Proposals for Small Grants

Call for Proposals for Small Grants (Open for Individuals/Group Human Rights Defenders and Newly Registered CSOs) Background CRD is partnering with EHRCo. and CARD, civil society organizations basing in Ethiopia, for a project titled “Supporting Transition through Empowering HRDs in Ethiopia”. EHRCo. (Ethiopian Human Rights Council) is the oldest independent human rights organization in Ethiopia […]

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Identity based extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations – Summary findings of human rights reports from Human Rights Council- Ethiopia

Human Rights Council (HRC), Civic organizations based in Ethiopia had released 139th and 141th Special Reports that revealed identity based extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations in Somali, Tigray, Amhara and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples regions by government security forces. Somali Region HRC, in its 139th Special Report which was released on 01 […]

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Democracy, Human Rights and Diaspora Groups Urge Congress to Pass H. Res. 128 on Ethiopia

Ethiopia is at a crossroads.  On Monday, April 2, a new Prime Minister, selected from within the ruling coalition, delivered a speech about planned reforms while the country was under another State of Emergency. At such a juncture, amid mounting pressures, the role of the US, Ethiopia’s longstanding international ally to encourage critically-needed reforms and […]

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