|HCH is working in conjunction with the Oromia Support Group of Australia (OSGA), one of our long standing community partners, to raise urgently required funds toward a unique opportunity to present serious allegations of human rights abuses in Ethiopia, at the highest level; the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Human rights organisations have long been reporting human rights abuses committed by the Ethiopian government, which include rape, torture, arbitrary detention and kidnapping. OSGA is an Australian based organisation that was established in 2008 to report on and raise awareness of these violations.They have recently been offered a significant opportunity to send a delegate to the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council’s UPR in April, 2014. There they will present a first-hand account of human rights abuses committed by the Ethiopian government.This opportunity, to report first-hand accounts of torture, arbitrary imprisonment and rape to senior UN officials, will enable them to forward these concerns to the Ethiopian government during the official UPR process. This process will require the Ethiopian government to answer the accusations.OSGA is raising urgently needed funds to send a representative from the Ethiopian community in Australia. The estimated total cost is approximately $5,000. If you can help, OSGA can provide a receipt, and will also report on the acquisition of any funds. Any contribution would greatly assist this effort.
We also run seminars webinars -(web-based seminars and conferences) to make it easier to access information – no matter where you live.
Our events aim to:
- bring Oromians together
- help Oromos to identify and create a new vision about their life
- develop advocacy-related skills and strategies around issues impacting on Oromo and Oromia
- provide information that will help Oromians have up to date information about what could be possible.
Our event page also aims to:
- promote Oromos golden cause,
- promote the event through our network.
Book this date! the Annual Oromo Civil Resistance Day is coming!
the Annual Oromo Civil Resistance Day
|Group Name||Advocacy for Oromia Association in Victoria Australia|
|Description||WELCOME TO THE OROMIAN CIVIL RESISTANCE DAY 2014According to the Oromian Calender, November 09, is the annual Oromo Civil resistance Day in which the Oromo youth commemorates the peaceful struggle against subjugation. Nationalists in Oromia and around the globe commemorate the popular student uprising known as Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa (meaning Revolt Against Subjugation) that broke out on November 09, 2005 following the failed national ‘election’ of 2005 in which the Oromo was denied any meaningful representation.
The Oromo Civil resistance is a peaceful way for ordinary Oromo people to fight for their rights, freedom and justice without using violence. The Oromo people engaged in civil resistance use diverse tactics, such as strikes, boycotts, mass demonstrations and other actions, to cause wide-ranging social, political and economic change. Around the world, the Oromo civil resistance has been called by different names—FDG- Fincila Diddaa Garbummaa, Diddaa Ummataa, Diddaa, Falmii Karaa Nagaa, which means nonviolent struggle, non-violent struggle against subjugation, people power, political defiance, and civic mobilization—but regardless of which term is used, the fundamental dynamics of civil resistance remain essentially the same. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJRoZ5RXeIE
|Recurrance||2014-11-09 to 2030-04-23( Every Year)|
|End Time||19:00 pm|
|Physical Location||231-251 Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale, VIC 3032|
|Contact Name||Dabesa Wakjira|
|Categories||Women, Men, Ethnic and Indigenous
Oromo human rights concert!
Book this date in your calendar and email this to your networks who would love to see the Africa’s got talent artists, Oromo food, Youth hip hop dancers and much more! Learn what we can do to stop the Oromo people from being pushed out of Oromia!
FREE entry. All are welcome!!! Book the date in your calendar! 4:30pm, Sat 9th August.
Remembering Oromo Martyrs Day in Melbourne
We warmly invite you to join us in celebrating this year’s Oromo Martyrs Day on April 19, 2014 at Flemington Community Centre.
This commemorative day was first started by Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) following the execution of its prominent leader’s on diplomatic mission enrouted to Somalia on April 15, 1980. Since then this day was observed as Oromo Martyrs Day by Oromo nationals around the world to honour those who have sacrificed their lives to free Oromia and to renew a commitment to the cause for which they have died.
To welcome the Oromo Martyrs Day, Oromias will be hosting different memorial ceremony at their places. This is a perfect opportunity to network with friends and colleagues and support the work of the Oromo Liberation Front in promoting Oromo freedom struggle.
The event will commence with a special memorial service from 3.00pm, followed by the speech of the Vice Chairperson and Head of OLF Foreign Affairs, Mr Bultum Biyyo, with ample time being given for Q&A and discussion about the historic commencement of Oromo Martyrs Day and current Oromo freedom struggle.
Indeed, it is the right day to salute all martyrs of our people for national freedom struggle as well as our ongoing struggle for full liberation, equality and justice who fell while trying to fight a tyrant by his own weapons.
The Oromo Community in Victoria
OSGA Invited to the UN to report on human rights abuses
Join the Oromo Community of Australia as they celebrate their culture.
Enjoy traditional Oromo cuisine, dancing and entertainment, and contribute to supporting their efforts toward protecting human rights for all Oromo and Ethiopian people.
If you can contribute, please contact info@osgaustralia