Members of ESAC are shocked and devastated by this sad news!!! As our chairwoman Ms. Zewditu has urged, all concerned individuals (Ethiopians and non Ethiopians) who live around NYC and beyond please join us to fight this fight against the abuse of domestic workers in the Middle East. It is inhuman to savagely abuse domestic workers and it must be stopped.
I don't know how to express my sadness; this is heartbreaking! They killed her, they killed this poor woman who just wanted to have a better life for herself and her family, and they say she killed herself! They are her killers: the abusers, the Lebanese government that has yet to implement a law that protects the rights of foreign workers, and the Ethiopian government that does almost nothing to protect Ethiopian citizens--she was beaten in front of the Ethiopian consulate, how worse can it get?! Indifference and silence cannot be the answers.