Elizabeth (Elsa) Chyrum: A woman of the year 2012

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Tue Jan 1 2013, 22:09:51

Elithabeth (Elsa) Chyrum has been instrumental in bringing about the appointment of a Special Rapporteur to Eritrea; four years' work has culminated in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointing Ms. Beedwantee Keetharuth as Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea.

Mrs. Chyrum has been advocating and lobbying at the HRC for recognition of the severe human rights crisis in Eritrea since September 2008. She is passionate about justice for Eritrea, and has doggedly campaigned for the appalling human rights record of Eritrea to come to the fore of the international agenda. She has done this, and more, largely by funding herself and occasional contributions for travel and other expenses from well-wishers and sisterly organizations.

It was her passionate testimony at side events that touched the hearts and consciences of delegations from every geographical region and ensured that the suffering of the Eritrean people would no longer be treated as a footnote on the international to-do list.  ...

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