Launching a Human Rights Organization in Washington Metropolitan Area

June 13, 2012

Oromo Torture Survivors are named “Giants of the Truth Speakers Project”. We have been recognized by many Human Rights Organizations, prominent leaders, writers, and distinguished scholars. To effectively continue giving meaning to our lives, we have decided to launch an Oromo Human Rights Organization in the Metropolitan Washington area.

We will brief the Oromo people in this region on June 24, 2012 about our accomplishments and about the need for advocacy in this important part of  the United States. By speaking truth to people of power, we managed to reach out to many Human Rights Organizations, religious organizations, educational institutions, politicians and ordinary citizens.

We would like to invite all Oromos to attend this historical day to advance the cause of the Oromo people through advocacy. We will continue to closely work with major Human Rights Organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, UN Convention Against Torture, the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) – International and other Oromo Human Rights Organizations such as  Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA), Oromia Support Group (OSG), etc.

The name of our organization is Oromia Human Rights and Justice Council. It will have branches in many parts of the world and we will also coordinate our advocacy work with Oromo media to reach out to our people and the world.

Please join us on this historic day at the Oromo Community Organization at 6:00 p.m. and let us jointly lay down a foundation that can have a significant impact on the future of the Oromo people.

Venue: Oromo Community Organization

6212 3rd Street NW

Washington, DC 20011

For information call: (202) 746-4689