For five years, Atsede Nigussiem had been married to Haimanot Kashagi. They have a five year old son. While being married, Haimanot migrated to Yemen. Unannounced, Haimanot returned home and poured a life threatening acid on Atsede’s face. Even after receiving a treatment for two months, Astede is still unable to talk and see clearly. She eats and drinks with a straw and “cries non stop”. Although acid attacks are rare, a story like Astsedes’occured in the past. In fact, in 2007, a 21 year old student had an acid attack by a men who stalked her for four years. In Ethiopia, gender violence and sexual harassment are still prevalent. Despite women being exposed to gender violence and sexual harassment, the government still lacks an effective law that protects young women from gender violence and sexual harassment. Using #MeTooEthiopia
, let us fight to prove assault is a crime, not a culture. Let us work together to serve justice for women their presence is acknowledged, but not valued. Sign the petition and be the change you want to see.
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