May 7, 2022

#Justice4TigrayWomen Pt. 1

1. The Int’l community has ignored the cries of Tigrayan women for far too long. On #MothersDay2022 we are still pleading for the @UN and @IntlCrimCourt to take meaningful steps to seek #Justice4TigrayWomen. @antonioguterres @mbachelet @UNFPA @UNAIDS https://apnews.com/article/africa-180f41945ae512e8170ca05b0cc65540


2. Survivors were savagely raped in front of family members. These victims still need psychological support, and health facilities across Tigray are in need of restoration. End the siege. #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @UNDP @UNICEF @UN_HRC https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/


3. “I have survived my pregnancy on hardly one meal a day,” says a displaced mother. Mothers across Tigray are enduring a harsh reality this #MothersDay2022. Please help demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. @EmmaWatson @jessicaalba @Alyssa_Milano #TigrayGenocide https://shar.es/af1wpP


4. In 2022, about 450,000 children are malnourished in Tigray and of this, more than 115,000 are severely malnourished. Moreover, about 120,000 pregnant and lactating women are malnourished. #MothersDay2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @Ilhan @RashidaTlaib @AOC https://omnatigray.org/situation-report-april-2022/


5. “Mothers were forced to tie up their sons. A pregnant woman was shot, her husband killed. Some of the survivors hid under the bodies of the dead.” #TigrayGenocide must not be forgotten. #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @unwomenchief @UNOSAPG @SFCG_ https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/africa/ethiopia-tigray-dengelat-massacre-intl/index.html


6. “Soldiers and militias subjected Tigrayan women and girls to rape, sexual mutilation and other forms of torture, often using ethnic slurs and death threats.” #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 #TigrayGenocide @ngowgwps @NDIWomen @endrapeinwar https://www.tghat.com/2022/03/28/let-them-be-the-last-of-their-kind-anatomy-of-tigray-genocide-intentions-acts-and-the-un-convention-on-genocide/


7. “The world needs to see what we and our children are going through,” a mother cries as she recalls the night she was gang-raped, just moments after witnessing her husband’s execution. #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @aliciakeys @jessicaalbahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOIhNSJSE_U


8. “There is a mother here who was impregnated when 3 Eritrean soldiers & 2 Ethiopian soldiers raped her. Now she can’t move her legs.” Rape victims are still in need of medication and mental health support. @LindaT_G @UN_Women #Justice4TigrayWomen https://news.sky.com/story/ethiopias-conflict-in-tigray-women-describe-how-rape-is-used-as-a-weapon-12257465


9. Tigrayans in western Tigray are still under attack by Amhara Fano militias. Where is the International outcry to save millions from #TigrayGenocide? #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @IBVprev @RichardGowan1 @NLatICC @MinPres @RWBAHolocausthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOIhNSJSE_U


10. The Int’l community has abandoned the most vulnerable. Women were subjected to gang rape, sexual slavery, and sexual mutilation. We are ask that you amplify their voices on this #MothersDay2022. #Justice4TigrayWomen @rihanna @Oprah @violadavis https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/12/africa/tigray-ethiopia-sexual-violence-amnesty-report-intl/index.html


11. At least 6 million in Tigray live under a de facto blockade imposed by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces. Millions face an imminent death if action is not taken today by world leaders. #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @MichelleObama @HillaryClinton https://omnatigray.org/situation-report-april-2022/


12. “Three of four of them raped me. They took everything I had.” 18 months later and we are still demanding #Justice4TigrayWomen. Silence and inaction are forms of complicity. @DavidMalpassWBG @SecYellen @AsstSecStateAF @antonioguterres #MothersDay2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOIhNSJSE_U


13. Some of the most vulnerable are enduring the brunt of the #TigrayGenocide. When will world leaders ensure sufficient humanitarian access to all of Tigray? #MothersDay2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @USAmbUN @SecBlinken @AmbMKimani @USTreasury https://twitter.com/OmnaTigray/status/1520771872652238851?s=20&t=y1WL3zUu3MEcOWAsJO74rg


14. “It is very deeply hurting and unacceptable to see mothers, children and adults who are dying every single minute for being deprived of their God-given rights to life..” #MothersDay2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen #TigrayGenocide @Pontifex @VaticanNewshttps://www.tghat.com/2022/04/06/catholic-eparchy-adigrat-humanitarian-aid-to-save-millions-of-people-dying-from-merciless-man-made-famine-in-tigray/


#Justice4TigrayWomen Pt. 2
  1. “They tied me up and five soldiers took turns with me. I crawled out of there because I couldn’t walk anymore. On the field there was nothing to eat. I was eating leaves.” #TigrayGenocide #Justice4TigrayWomen @ClaraLionelFdn @Blklivesmatter @Essencehttps://news.sky.com/story/ethiopias-conflict-in-tigray-women-describe-how-rape-is-used-as-a-weapon-12257465


2. Per @amnesty, “there are limited, if any, protection, rehabilitation and livelihood services available to survivors.” On this #MothersDay2022, we demand an immediate end to the siege and #Justice4TigrayWomen. @dreynders @CharlesMichel @eucopresident https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/


3. Due to the genocidal siege imposed on Tigray, hundreds of thousands of SGBV survivors are languishing without access to critical post rape care. This #MothersDay2022, help us amplify their plight and demand #Justice4TigrayWomen! @NAACP @NBCBLK @ABChttps://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors


4. On #MothersDay2022 we must stand against the humanitarian blockade imposed by the Ethiopian + Eritrean govts, as they deprive countless rape victims of health kits and dignity supplies. The siege must end. #Justice4TigrayWomen @StateDept @UN_Women @WHO https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors


5. Since the onslaught of the #TigrayGenocide, over 120K have been victims of SGBV. Survivors have been left without psychological & medical care. Where is the int’l community on this #MothersDay2022? #Justice4TigrayWomen @VeraJourova @vonderleyen@vestager https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/09/i-always-remember-day/access-services-survivors-gender-based-violence-ethiopias


6. Widespread SGBV has been carried out by Ethiopian, Eritrean + Amhara forces in Tigray. Their victims include children, pregnant women, the elderly and men. Survivors still need medical care. #MothersDay2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @Atayeshe @DenisMukwege https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/08/12/africa/tigray-ethiopia-sexual-violence-amnesty-report-intl/index.html


7. “Senayit grieves for her 12-year-old son. She was drugged, tied to a tree, and raped by Eritrean soldiers for 10 days. At one point she awoke to find her son dead at her feet.” @KJP46 @Ilhan @AmbAlyaAlThani @Malala #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/06/a-grave-humanitarian-crisis-is-unfolding-in-ethiopia-i-never-saw-hell-before-but-now-i-have

8. Tigrayan mothers were raped in front of their children by invading soilders. Parts of Tigray still remain under genocidal occupation. Why is nothing being done to protect mothers & children? @unicefchief @UNDP #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/06/a-grave-humanitarian-crisis-is-unfolding-in-ethiopia-i-never-saw-hell-before-but-now-i-have

9. Due to the deliberate destruction of the healthcare system in Tigray by invading forces + the humanitarian blockade, rape survivors are without proper care. On this #MothersDay2022, we demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. @ahunnaeziakonwa @AminaJMohammed @UNFPA https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/09/i-always-remember-day/access-services-survivors-gender-based-violence-ethiopias

10. “I told them, ‘I am HIV-positive. Be careful, please don’t do this.’ And they didn’t care. They didn’t even use protection. They said, ‘The Tigrayan race must be eliminated.’” #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @AyodejiOsowobi @StandtoEndRape @YIAGA https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/ethiopia-grave-humanitarian-crisis-unfolding-never-saw-hell-before-now-have

11. “Senayit was raped by soldiers on two separate occasions—in her home in Edagahamus and as she tried to flee to Mekele with her 12-year-old son.” 18 months on, we have yet to receive #Justice4TigrayWomen. #MothersDay2022 @UNICEFCHIEF @TeenVogue @intalert https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/06/a-grave-humanitarian-crisis-is-unfolding-in-ethiopia-i-never-saw-hell-before-but-now-i-have


12. A woman was raped for days as she was tied to a tree, while her son was made to watch. When she regained consciousness, her son was dead at her feet. When will there be #Justice4TigrayWomen? #MothersDay2022 @PalomaUnicef @JuttaUrpilainen @VDombrovskis https://twitter.com/robyncurnowcnn/status/1402181476255477762?s=27&t=4HpuD8sLLs9fsZrM_BPocA


13. Shewit is among the 120,000 rape victims in Tigray. She was gang raped repeatedly, despite pleading with soldiers because she was HIV+. Join us in urging int’l leaders to demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. #MothersDay2022 @ICRW @blackvoices @Blklivesmatter https://twitter.com/RobynCurnowCNN/status/1402181476255477762?s=20&t=BG3DVFtl0BiodeVcDQEUJw


14. A woman was tied to a tree and gang-raped for 10 days by Eritrean soldiers, as her son was forced to watch. One day she woke up to him dead at her feet, with his throat slit. We are still demanding #Justice4TigrayWomen. #MothersDay2022 @UNWomenLA @UNDP https://twitter.com/robyncurnowcnn/status/1402181476255477762?s=27&t=4HpuD8sLLs9fsZrM_BPocA





April 17, 2022

#TigrayHeritageCleansing Pt. 1

1. The World Heritage Site of Axum, well known for its significant Axumite structure, coins, and pottery, has been shelled, damaged, and looted during #TigrayGenocide. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @UNESCO @ICOMOS @ICCROM @IcomOfficiel https://globenewsnet.com/culture-language/heritages/heritage-and-history-cleansing-in-tigray-international-organizations-overlooked/


2. Tigray’s heritage sites are being deliberately damaged during #TigrayGenocide. This includes museums, churches, archive centers, libraries, and other related institutions. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @UnescoEast @UNESCOEU @UnescoGeneva https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


3. It is universal law that the Ethiopian govt has a responsibility to protect heritage found within the country’s boundaries. However, a state policy is spearheading a #TigrayHeritageCleansing occupation. #WorldHeritageDay @IIC_ @UN_HRC @IcomOfficiel https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


4. The Kunama and Irob are minority groups within the Tigrayan ethnicity. The culture and traditions of these groups are under attack as #TigrayHeritageCleansing continues by the Ethiopian govt. #WorldHeritageDay @UN @NLatICC @EUCommission @EU_Partnerships https://www.tghat.com/2022/03/15/ethiopian-and-allied-forces-looted-3000-vellum-books-and-300-crosses-from-waldebba-monastery-of-tigray/


5. Ancient manuscripts and artifacts looted from Tigray were listed for sale online. To erase an ethnic group’s identity + uproot them from their land is cultural genocide. Act now. @UNESCO @UNOSAPG @ICOMOS @ICCROM #WorldHeritageDay #TigrayHeritageCleansing https://africanarguments.org/2021/03/tigray-why-are-soldiers-attacking-religious-heritage-sites/?fbclid=IwAR0834Hkd9fj4VJdKVJ-_VEdOv9Wn6ukDXtVgw68LMeba8KKtkVrSk_zTd8


6. The intentional destruction of churches & mosques across Tigray by invading forces is a grave dishonor. Centuries of the world’s history may be gone if the int’l community does not take action. #WorldHeritageDay #TigrayHeritageCleansing @Pontifex @ocaorg https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


7. The @TigrayHeritage is outraged and deeply concerned about the threat against Tigrayan heritage and values during the ongoing #TigrayGenocide. #TigrayHeritageCleansing is a component of this genocidal war. #WorldHeritageDay @UNESCO @IntlCrimCourt @ICOMOS https://heritagesocietytigray.org/heritage-society-of-tigray-condemns-the-cleansing-of-tigrays-heritage/


8. Tigray possesses cultural traces dating back to the Middle Stone Ages. This part of the world’s history is being threatened. Action must be taken to protect history and cultural identity. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @UNOSAPG @Blklivesmatter https://globenewsnet.com/culture-language/heritages/heritage-and-history-cleansing-in-tigray-international-organizations-overlooked/


9. The world said ‘never again’ to genocide, but the int’l community fails to take action to end #TigrayGenocide. Not only do millions face an imminent death but Tigray’s heritage is at risk. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @ArmeniaUN @PaulKagame https://www.tghat.com/2022/03/15/ethiopian-and-allied-forces-looted-3000-vellum-books-and-300-crosses-from-waldebba-monastery-of-tigray/?amp=1&fbclid=IwAR0tQEZq5mnjkumsAbGZjKZuPkwQpRr1txfBOqriFEMnKYlrEfJpYdjmm-o


10. The systematic destruction of Tigray’s heritage and history is a cultural genocide that the world has ignored. When will you take action to stop #TigrayHeritageCleansing? #WorldHeritageDay @ErnestoOttoneR @EXBChairUNESCO @PGC_of_UNESCO @TawfikJelassi https://africanarguments.org/2021/03/tigray-why-are-soldiers-attacking-religious-heritage-sites/


11. #TigrayHeritageCleansing is still active. Invading Ethiopian and Eritrean forces continue to loot, damage, and destroy Tigray’s history. This cultural genocide must be stopped by world leaders. #WorldHeritageDay @Europarl_EN @AAzoulay @IBVprev @eu_echo https://www.tghat.com/2022/03/15/ethiopian-and-allied-forces-looted-3000-vellum-books-and-300-crosses-from-waldebba-monastery-of-tigray/


12. Concrete action must be taken by the int’l community to end #TigrayGenocide, but joint forces are rehearsing for a full re-occupation of Tigray which will only add another layer of #TigrayHeritageCleansing. #WorldHeritageDay @AAzoulay @SteGiannini @IIC_ https://globenewsnet.com/culture-language/heritages/heritage-and-history-cleansing-in-tigray-international-organizations-overlooked/


13. .@TigrayHeritage calls on institutions in Ethiopia & Eritrea to come to their senses, & end the illegal movement of relic objects through Eritrea, Amhara, Sudan, & other parts of Ethiopia. @UNESCO @UnescoEast #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay https://heritagesocietytigray.org/heritage-society-of-tigray-condemns-the-cleansing-of-tigrays-heritage/


14. The destruction of heritage sites during the #TigrayGenocide are not due to war collateral damage, but are deliberate targets of the genocidal forces. #TigrayHeritageCleansing is a component of genocide. @IntlCrimCourt @UNOSAPG @UNESCO @ICOMOS @ICCROM https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


#TigrayHeritageCleansing Pt. 2

1. Tigray stands out for its civilizations. Its people, values, traditions, and heritage are all inextricably linked as body & soul. #TigrayHeritageCleansing is part and parcel of the #TigrayGenocide. #WorldHeritageDay @vonderleyen @dreynders @MarosSefcovic https://globenewsnet.com/culture-language/heritages/heritage-and-history-cleansing-in-tigray-international-organizations-overlooked/


2. Tigray’s unique heritage sites are being targeted by invaders with an intent to destroy Tigrayan identity and history. Global leaders must take #TigrayGenocide seriously. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @AsstSecStateAF @paytonknopf @SecBlinken https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


3. .@TigrayHeritage fiercely condemns crimes committed against Tigray’s heritage. On this #WorldHeritageDay, we call on the Int’l community to intervene, protect, & salvage Tigray’s threatened identity and history. #TigrayHeritageCleansing @UNESCO @ICOMOS https://heritagesocietytigray.org/heritage-society-of-tigray-condemns-the-cleansing-of-tigrays-heritage/


4. The attacks against Tigray’s museums, churches, and heritage sites; along with the massacres, rape and torture of civilians are punishable war crimes. The Int’l community must take action. #WorldHeritageDay #TigrayHeritageCleansing @StateDept @GCR2P @UNDP https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


5. Eritrean troops climbed into a 6th century monastery in Tigray to loot old manuscripts & treasures. #TigrayGenocide threatens millions as well as important Christian and African history. @TIME @VICE @UnescoEast #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay https://africanarguments.org/2021/03/tigray-why-are-soldiers-attacking-religious-heritage-sites/


6. “The intended effect is to erase people’s attachment to the land, uprooting them not only physically, but psychologically. Destroying religious sites is a powerful instrument in this approach.”#TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @blackvoices @NAACP https://africanarguments.org/2021/03/tigray-why-are-soldiers-attacking-religious-heritage-sites/


7. Tigray’s churches, monasteries, mosques + other symbolic Islamic settlements, archaeological sites, and museums are at risk of #TigrayHeritageCleansing by invading Ethiopian & Eritrean forces. #WorldHeritageDay @UN4Indigenous @UNTreatyBodies @MIAQatar https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829

8. Heritage belongs to humanity no matter how big or small. Thousands of invaluable heirlooms of cultural identity and history are now gone forever as #TigrayGenocide continues. @ICOMOS @ICCROM @IcomOfficiel #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829

9. Geez vellum books, crosses and other cultural artifacts recently flooded online markets like @eBay. Where is the Int’l outrage for the genocide taking place across Tigray? #WorldHeritageDay #TigrayHeritageCleansing @AAzoulay @SteGiannini @ErnestoOttoneR https://www.tghat.com/2022/03/15/ethiopian-and-allied-forces-looted-3000-vellum-books-and-300-crosses-from-waldebba-monastery-of-tigray/?amp=1&fbclid=IwAR0tQEZq5mnjkumsAbGZjKZuPkwQpRr1txfBOqriFEMnKYlrEfJpYdjmm-o

10. Kafta Sheraro Park in Tigray is still being deforested by invading Eritrean troops. African elephants have reportedly been killed and other ecosystems are at risk. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @BonnConvention @AWF_Official @UNESCO @ICOMOS https://twitter.com/Yonigussie/status/1363190832375939082?s=20&t=byXvqjJW_M3ALHU14EOM6A

11. Not only is starvation & rape used as weapons of war in Ethiopia’s genocide against Tigray, but the intent to destroy Tigrayan identity & history is made clear. Where is action to stop #TigrayGenocide? #TigrayHeritageCleansing @KarimKhanQC @Assita_Kanko https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


12. How ironic that a recipient of the @NobelPrize is a war criminal; ordering & enabling genocidal crimes against people within his own country, particularly in the region known as Tigray. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @NAACP @ColorOfChange https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/world/africa/ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-nobel-war.html


13. Tigray is the foundation for hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, & hundreds of inscriptions written in Sabean & Ge’ez. History and identity is at risk of #TigrayHeritageCleansing as invading forces occupy the region. #WorldHeritageDay @RwandaRemembers https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


14. Tigray holds the core of the ancient Axumite kingdom along with the historic settlements of Axum. Invading forces are still committing #TigrayHeritageCleansing as they loot and pillage sacred places of worship. #WorldHeritageDay @UNESCO @ICOMOS @intalert https://www.apollo-magazine.com/tigray-ethiopia-conflict-cultural-heritage/


15. Tigray is a sacred land that dates back to early civilizations. It carries an abundance of ancient Christian & African history, & we cannot allow criminal invading forces to erase it. Stop #TigrayHeritageCleansing. @EU_Commission @StateDept @UnescoGeneva https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/protect-religious-symbols-in-african-conflict-zones