También fe Asia and Oceania

Search results

Cambodia: forum seeks ways to address marginalization of indigenous peoples 

Government officials and representatives of several UN agencies have met to discuss issues concerning Cambodia's indigenous people, calling for greater attention to preserve cultural value of the indigenous groups and improve their economic status so as to reduce inequities between them and the majority of the country's population. The pursuit of socio-economic development that is inclusive can help minimize threat to the way of life of the...

China digs in across conflict-ridden Burma to access oil and gas  

A report released by the Shwe Gas Movement reveals the disturbing extent to which China has advanced construction of a trans-Burma oil and gas pipelines project, despite raging conflict and associated abuses. Sold Out details the expanding construction of a deep sea port, gas terminal, and oil transfer point in Burma’s western Arakan State as well as the laying of nearly 800...

Sri Lanka: laws fail to protect minorities 

The government of Sri Lanka ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 18th February 1982, and it entered into force on 20th March 1982. Upon ratifying the convention, national laws were imposed by the Sri Lankan government to enhance all citizens, including people belonging to minority groups. Unfortunately, legislation has done little to help the minorities, but instead has led...

Philippines: indigenous peoples, environmentalists ejected from mining conference 

A group of indigenous peoples and environment activists staged protest at the Sofitel Plaza Hotel in Pasay City where a conference of mining investors was being held. Members of the Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) and Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment led the protest. The protesters were ‘pushed out’ of the hotel lobby by security. The hotel security forcibly took...

MRG Podcast: September 2011 

Welcome to Minority Rights Group International’s September 2011 podcast. This month we learn about the effect of development projects on ethnic minorities in Burma’s war-torn border areas, hear about a Dalit hero who continues to provide inspiration for millions of Indians suffering caste-based discrimination, and tune in to the sweet melodies of contemporary Maori music from New Zealand....

Nepal: launch of 100 day campaign against caste discrimination and untouchability 

“I commit to end caste-based discrimination and untouchability!” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in her video message, kicking off the bold 100 day campaign launched by her office and the National Dalit Commission (NDC) in Nepal. The High Commissioner is encouraging everyone to pledge their commitment to end caste discrimination* and untouchability and the campaign website - http://www.100daysagainstcastediscrimination.com/index.php -...

UK: Dale Farm residents resist controversial eviction by Basildon Council  

These pictures were taken on 20 September at Dale Farm in Basildon, Essex, UK, which is home to 90 Traveller, Romani and Gypsy families. The land, a former scrapyard, is owned by the families and is the UK's largest Traveller settlement. Part of Dale Farm was granted permission for residential use by Basildon Council. However the portion of the land where around 400 people...

Philippines: indigenous activist killed in the latest of a series of deadly attacks 

An indigenous activist has been shot and killed by masked, motorcycle-riding attackers, according to an indigenous peoples’ organization. Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) condemned the slaying of Rabenio Sungit, an indigenous Palaw’an leader. Sungit was shot twice with a .45 caliber pistol at a public market in Quezon Municipality, Palawan, on September 5. He was the ninth indigenous activist to be...

Pakistan’s Dalits denied flood relief because of caste discrimination 

Desperately needed shelter and relief items are not reaching hundreds of thousands of Dalits who are left homeless after the severe flooding in Pakistan’s Sindh province. Dalits are being discriminated against because their caste relegates them to the bottom of the social order in Pakistan and ‘untouchability practices’ exclude them from sharing the same shelters as other members of society. The President of...

Nepal: Killing underscores persistent problem of inter-caste discrimination 

Recent violence sparked by an inter-caste marriage in a Nepali village shows the government must do more to end caste-based discrimination, advocates say. Rights groups say the family of a woman from a so-called upper caste attacked and killed Sete Damai, a 50-year-old Dalit man in central Nepal in August. The violence was sparked after the man’s 20-year-old son, Santa Bahadur Damai, eloped with...

Vietnam: New wave of arrests for religious activists 

A new wave of arrests of religious activists in Vietnam has raised questions about the country's commitment to freedom of religion. In the last two months alone, Vietnamese authorities have detained at least 15 religious activists for expressing their beliefs, according to the group Human Rights Watch. On July 30, police arrested three Catholic activists in Ho Chi Minh City, the rights watchdog said....

Uganda: Meet the first Mutwa graduate 

Alice Nyamihanda is the first Mutwa person from Uganda to achieve a university diploma. In this video, she talks about the barriers to education she faced growing up, and how she overcame these challenges to attend university and finish her diploma.Batwa in Uganda are originally forest dwellers and have been almost entirely dispossessed of their land by the combined pressures of government departments responsible for...

Laos: Minority Hmong may be held at abusive detention centre, rights watchdog says 

Authorities in Laos are locking up ethnic minority Hmong along with other "undesirables" in a detention centre where people face brutal beatings if they try to escape, according to a leading human rights group.Human Rights Watch claims Lao officials use the Somsanga Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in Vientiane as a "dumping ground" for those seen as socially undesirable. Along with perceived drug users, people...

Kenya: Justice for Indigenous Peoples - The Endorois Case 

The Endorois, a semi-nomadic people, had for centuries herded their cattle and goats around Lake Bogoria in the Rift Valley, Kenya. In the 1970’s they were evicted from their traditional lands to create a nature reserve intended as a tourist attraction.The creation of the reserve deprived the Endorois of access to grazing lands and ultimately consigned them to lives of poverty and deprivation.  However,...

Injustices with minorities in flood relief in Pakistan 

Scheduled castes women complaints over relief http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/09/complaint-over-relief.html Rain victims complain of rotten food http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/02/rain-victims-complain-of-rotten-food.html 2 women raped in relief camp http://pakistancriminalrecords.com/2011/10/01/umerkot-2-women-raped-in-relief-camp/ http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/01/two-women-raped-in-relief-camp.html http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/10/top-student-gang-raped-in-shahkot/?printType=article More stories about relief discrimination http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=71771&Cat=4...

Ecuador: Indigenous justice and Ecuadorian state laws. Interview with Ecuadorian lawyer Mercedes Zambrano 

Approximately eight percent of  Ecuador's 15 million people (2001 census) self-identify as indigenous although that figure rises to 14 percent based on language use.Ecuador's 2008 constitution allows for indigenous communities to impart their own justice under their customary laws, which some have criticized for being too harsh.  In an audio interview (Spanish), female Ecuadorian lawyer Mercedes Zambrano compares the practice of indigenous law which...

Panama: Current reality and key concerns of the Afro-Panamanian population  

Interview with Afro-Panamanian community organizer Samuel Samuels.From the early colonial period Afro-Panamanians have played a significant role in the creation of the republic.  The descendants of the Africans who arrived during the colonial era are intermixed in the general population or are found in majority Afro-Panamanian communities along the Atlantic Coast .Other Afro-Panamanians are the descendants of later migrants from the Caribbean, who came...

Philippines: Indigenous groups condemn slaying of prominent activist 

An organization that advocates for indigenous people in the Philippines is decrying the death of a Catholic priest and staunch Lumad activist. Father Fausto Tentorio was gunned down by a lone motorcycle-riding gunman in October. According to reports, the priest from the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions was preparing to leave for a drive to Kidapawan City when he was shot in the head....

Cambodia: Proposed NGO law will threaten advocates from minority, indigenous communities 

A controversial proposed law on non-governmental organizations in Cambodia could have devastating consequences for advocates from minority and Indigenous communities, a local human rights groups says.Advocates say Cambodia will use its proposed Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations to silence its critics and shut down NGOs that refuse to toe the government line.The widely criticized law would make it mandatory for NGOs to officially...

Indonesia: Soldiers use live fire, make mass arrests at Papua rally 

Indonesian security forces opened fire at a tense rally in Papua Wednesday and arrested as many as 300 people, according to reports from media and human rights groups. Early reports suggest that at least one person is dead following the arrests, with more casualties expected. The Jakarta Globe newspaper reported that Indonesian soldiers fired "warning shots" after prominent Papuan leaders read a declaration of...


« previous   1   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   30   next »


Lo más visto

Esta web ha sido producida con la ayuda financiera de la Unión Europea.
El contenido de esta web es responsabilidad única y exclusiva de Minority Rights Group International y no debe considerarse bajo ninguna circunstancia que refleja la posición de la Unión Europea.
Not-for-profit web design by Fat Beehive.