Tghat Forum: Women’s Experiences in the Tigray War

In this next episode of Tghat Forum, panellists Chessie Baldwin, Meaza Gidey and Melat Tesfaye discuss the experiences of women in the Tigray War, including the perpetration of weaponised sexual violence and women's mobilisation in Tigray and the diaspora.

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Tigray Government Press Release: on False Allegations Concerning Child Soldiers Serving in the TDF

The Government of Tigray strongly repudiates the spurious allegation that child soldiers are serving and/or being trained in the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF). We assert in the strongest terms possible that the TDF is committed to international protocols prohibiting the recruitment of children for military training and children's engagement in armed hostilities. There has never been nor is there at this time a single child under the age of service training or serving with the TDF.

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Tigray President Debretsion’s call on Ethiopians to refuse to be a part of yet another catastrophe and carnage

The people of Tigray were never an enemy to the Amhara, they are not today, nor will they ever be an enemy in the future. To other Ethiopians: uphold your responsibility to advocate for the perpetrators that committed atrocities during the war on Tigray to be held accountable. Do not enter into another round of destructive war against the people of Tigray, that the regime could not defeat even with the invitation of foreign invading force. We call upon you to say enough and refuse to a part of yet another catastrophe and carnage, and to engage in a befitting struggle that is beneficial for yourselves and your future history.

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The captured minor Eritrean soldier says Eritrea builds ideas when Tigray builds brick and mortar
Rodamin Yemane, an Eritrean child soldier captured by TDF says Eritrean leaders said Eritrea builds ideas when Tigray builds bricks and mortars.

The captured minor Eritrean soldier says Eritrea builds ideas when Tigray builds brick and mortar

Certainly, the striking contrast between Tigray and Eritrea doesn’t end there where it is so telling why Tigray is turning the dynamics of the war to its favour. Again, as much as it has a lot to do with a brilliant military strategy augmented with extraordinary forte and perseverance, it has a lot to do with the power of ideas as well.

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Hagos Tesfay’s heartbreaking story (video)
Hagos Tesfay, Digum

Hagos Tesfay’s heartbreaking story (video)

On November 25, 2020, his mother and his wife were killed by an artillery strike leaving him with five of his children. When he was devastated and taking care of the children, on January 5, 2021, on the eve of Tigrayan Christmas, Ethiopian and Eritrean troops came back and set his house on fire burning everything in it.

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