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Last year, FEMNET sent out an alert regarding the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA), an independent women's organisation working to defend women's human rights and improve civil society throughout Ethiopia. Earlier that month, the Ethiopian government had abruptly terminated EWLA's work and frozen its bank accounts. FEMNET is pleased to report that on October 17, 2001 the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice lifted the suspension imposed on EWLA thanks to the extensive regional and international responses from individual activists and women's organisations.


Le 26 septembre, FEMNET a distribue une alerte sur l'Assciation Ethiopienne des Femmes Avocats (Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association, EWLA), une organisation independante de femmes qui lutte pour defendre les droits humains de femmes et pour ameliorer la situation de la societe civile a travers toute l'Ethiopie. Au debut de ce mois, le gouvernement Ethiopien avait brusquement suspendu le travail d'EWLA, et bloque tous ses comptes bancaires. FEMNET est heureux de rapporter que, le 17 octobre 2001, le Ministere Ethiopien de la Justice a leve la suspension de EWLA grace a la grande pression internationale faite par les activistes individuels et les organisations de femmes d'a travers le monde.
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Title Annotation:Ethiopia lifts restrictions on the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association
Publication:Femnet News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:6ETHI
Date:Sep 1, 2001
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