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Consortium of Ethiopian Human Rights Organizations (CEHRO)


The idea of establishing the Consortium of Ethiopian Rights Organizations (CEHRO) was initiated in 2015 by Human Rights Organizations and CEHRO was registered by the Federal Charities and Societies Agency (CHSA) as a consortium of Ethiopian Charities on March 16, 2018, under registration number 3932.


CEHRO is mainly established to serve as platform to work on human rights and democratic governance with key stakeholders.

Specifically, CEHRO will work on:

• Facilitating and supporting the efforts of member CSOs in protection of human rights, democracy, good governance, capacity building and conflict resolution activities,
• Supporting capacity building and resource mobilization activities of member CSOs
• Working to improve the professional and ethical standards of staffs, members and supporters of member CSOs,
• Representing members at governmental and nongovernmental organizations on common agendas,
• conducting researches and evidence based recommendations for improvement of policies, laws and directives having impact on the activities of members,
• Creating enabling environment for solving common problems of members in their effort to achieve their mission,
• Creating an opportunity to work together among members on human rights, democracy and good governance advocacy avoiding duplication of efforts.


The founding members of CEHRO are

  • Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO),
  • Vision Ethiopian Congress for democracy (VECOD)
  • Advocates Ethiopia (AE),
  • Developmental Justice National Association (DJNA) and
  • Sara-Justice from All Women Association.

Any Ethiopian civil society working on human rights, democracy, and good governance and ready to be abided by the statute of the consortium can apply to be a member of CEHRO.