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Ethiopia Stakeholder Report for the UN Universal Periodic Review

Ethiopia Stakeholder Report for the UN Universal Periodic Review

Blog  |  17.05.24

Ethiopia Stakeholder Report for the United Nations Universal Periodic Review Submitted by The Advocates for Human Rights, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status and House of Guramayle for the 47th Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review October – November 2024 Submitted 8 April 2024     Founded in 1983, The Advocates for Human Rights (“The Advocates”) is a volunteer-based non-governmental organization committed to the impartial promotion and protection of international human rights standards and the rule of law.…

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Embracing Divine Love: A Journey of Healing and Forgiveness

Embracing Divine Love: A Journey of Healing and Forgiveness

  |  15.03.24

March 11th marked a pivotal moment in my spiritual quest as I began fasting for Great Lent for the first time in nearly a decade.…

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PRESS RELEASE ON THE LGBTQIA+ SITUATION IN ETHIOPIA, 06 AUGUST 2023

PRESS RELEASE ON THE LGBTQIA+ SITUATION IN ETHIOPIA, 06 AUGUST 2023

  |  07.08.23

House of Guramayle condemns the recent escalation in attacks on individuals in Ethiopia based on their real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.…

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Letter to my parent series #2

Letter to my parent series #2

Blog  |  20.09.22

ለውድ አባቴ መለሰ ስብሐት:- እንደምን ሰንብተሃል? ሰማይ ቤት ምቹ ነው ወይ? ጤናህስ ይጠበቃል? ጀርባህ ላይ ዳዴ እየሄደች የምታሽልህ ልጅ አለች? ካልሲህንስ የምታጥብልህ?…

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Letter To My Parents

Letter To My Parents

  |  02.05.22

Mom, Dad, Before I go into the tougher bits of this letter, I want you to know how very much I love you both, and I hope that what I’m about to tell you won’t change that—Dad, with all our disagreements, you still have my utmost respect and reverence.…

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Apply for an Emergency Response Grant

Apply for an Emergency Response Grant

  |  10.12.21

Is your organization/collective: located in Ethiopia led by, or working very closely with, one or more marginalized communities affected by HIV: (LGBT+) folks; sex workers; people living with HIV; people who use drugs.…

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HIV: God Cleansing Ethiopia?

HIV: God Cleansing Ethiopia?

  |  24.11.21

HIV: God Cleansing Ethiopia?  February 5, 2019, Anthony Oluoch Addis Ababa, Friday, December 14, 2018– Alemu (a pseudonym) and his friends were in a hospital taking care of their HIV-positive friend who was admitted for opportunistic diseases in Addis Ababa a couple of months ago.…

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Interview with Bahi aka Beki

Interview with Bahi aka Beki

Blog  |  03.11.21

Bahiru Shewaye (he/him) World Pride Copenhagen, Denmark 19 August 2021   I am a co-founder of the House of Guramayle, an intersectional platform that advocates for the dignity, rights, and equality of the Ethiopian LGBTI+ community.…

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A Requiem to Allyship

A Requiem to Allyship

  |  12.10.21

A Requiem to Allyship Source: Universität Bayreuth  Each year on 17 May, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is observed.…

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Coming Out: A complex experience for Queer Diaspora Ethiopians 

Coming Out: A complex experience for Queer Diaspora Ethiopians 

  |  15.09.21

Coming out is a Western construct that is assumed to be the norm for queer people and an event that all queer people would want to participate in.…

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WE TOLD YOU SO!!!

WE TOLD YOU SO!!!

Blog  |  01.09.21

On August 1, 2020, the “advocacy“ group, ስለ ኢትዮጵያ ዝም አንልም, held a press conference through its leader Dereje Negash (ዘወይንዬ).…

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HoG looking for translator

HoG looking for translator

  |  22.01.21

House of Guramayle is a collaborative intersectional platform created by a group of activists based in different parts of the world joined by common regional and cultural identities (Ethiopian and East African).…

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