Guardian reports on shocking atrocities in Tigray including the rape of young girls. Webinar on Monday will focus on how war has been waged on women and girls. Telegraph reports on “Tigray Genocide”

May 15, 2021 | Uncategorized

Guardian reports that “Bodies are being eaten by hyenas; girls of eight raped’: inside the Tigray conflict”

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/may/14/bodies-are-being-eaten-by-hyenas-girls-of-eight-raped

Lord Alton of Liverpool, the Coalition for Genocide Response and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea invite you to a webinar entitled:

‘A Tigrayan womb should never give birth’: The War Waged Against Tigrayan Women

4 PM on 17 May 2021

Zoom

“Our problem is with your womb. Your womb gives birth to Woyane [a derogatory term used to refer to the TPLF]. A Tigrayan womb should never give birth” a Tigrayan woman was told after she was gang-raped and mutilated. Hers is just one of many similar reports emerging daily from Tigray. This suggests that rape and sexual violence against Tigrayan women are a commonly used weapon of the war – and might even be reaching the threshold for being a genocidal act.

The panellists will discuss the situation of Tigrayan women, consider the nature of the atrocities and the needed responses.

Speakers include:

Lord Alton of Liverpool, Crossbench Peer at the UK House of Lords

Professor Mukesh Kapila CBE, Professor Emeritus, Global Health & Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester

Lucy Kassa, freelance journalist

Sally Keeble, former Labour MP, Minister 

and 

His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London

Please register here: https://rapeintigray.eventbrite.co.uk

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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