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Minorities at the UN: Couples in inter-caste marriages face rampant discrimination in Nepal 

Anita Bishanka, project coordinator of the Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organisation (NNDSWO), spoke at the fourth session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues recently on the issue of discrimination faced by couples in inter-caste marriages in Nepal.Bishanka pointed out that Dalit women face multiple discrimination on the basis of caste, gender and poverty. Couples in inter-caste marriages often face discrimination, rendering the...

MRG at the UN: Minority women face increased risks in conflict 

Ann Blomberg, MRG’s Representative at the UN in Geneva, spoke at the recent session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues, drawing on the issue of meaningful participation of minority women in post-conflict peace-building processes.She touched on the many risks women face in conflict situations, including being coerced into sex work to be able to support their families or when displaced. Women from minority...

Iran arrests, tortures and kills Ahwazi Arabs in new clampdown 

The Ahwazi Arab community is witnessing a fresh wave of arrests, detentions and killings at the hands of the Iranian regime, which has instituted martial law and imposed an information blackout over the region. Detainees are being held in solitary confinement in secret detention centres run by the Ministry of Intelligence. Two young Arabs have died while being held in the custody. Nasser Alboshokeh-Darafshan...

African Canadians: Navigating the Ontario justice system & rebuilding young lives 

" There is a broad understanding that as a population black young people in Canada are more likely to be stopped by the police than any other ethnic group … It's a process of criminalization,  it's a process of stereotyping. You find there is greater police presence and police surveillance in black communities ...on almost every street corner you will see a police car." - Mobafa BakerThe...

Guatemala: Stove project to improve cooking methods  

The Guatemalan Stove Project is a small charity based in Perth, Ontario. By raising small sums of money (around $250.), Canadians are able to work with local people, many of whom are from the Maya indigenous community, in the Western Highlands in Guatemala, to improve their cooking methods. Instead of having to cook over an open stove, causing pollution, health problems and using...

Minorities at the UN: Effective participation of Dalit women in India's economic life 

The Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion (CSEI), an NGO based in New Delhi, India, recently spoke at the fourth session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues, focusing on the challenges faced by Dalit women in participating in economic life.Arti Verma, CSEI's representative, stated that despite constitutional and legislative provisions put in place to address the issue of caste discrimination, Dalit women continue...

Minorities at the UN: Protect the rights of Kurdish women in Turkey 

Ela Esra Gunad represented the Association for Social Change, an NGO based in Turkey, at the recent UN Forum on Minority Issues. She spoke about how Kurdish women in Turkey, who, as a result of displacement and discrimination, face difficulties in securing their economic and social rights.Gunad states that on top of these difficulties, Kurdish women also face issues of poverty, discrimination in employment...

Minorities at the UN: Uyghur women face severe rights violations in China 

Rebiya Kadeer, the president of the World Uyghur Congress, spoke at a side event organised by MRG and UNPO at the UN Forum on Minorities in November 2011. The event focused on the subject of violence against women and their access to justice.In her presentation, Kadeer drew attention to severe rights abuses faced by Uyghur women in China. She stated that due to their...

Kenya's fisherwomen helping themselves out of poverty 

Women in the Fishing Industry Programme (WIFIP), is an NGO based in Kenya that works on education and development activities for women in the fishing industry to bring about their socio-economic empowerment. WIFIP's work often centers around vulnerable, marginalized, rural and urban populations and those in situations of chronic economic insecurity. In this photo story, we take a look at the women who strive to empower themselves socially and...

Minorities at the UN: Improve access to early childhood services for Roma in Europe 

The Roma Education Fund (REF), an NGO based in Budapest, Hungary gave a presentation at a side event arranged by the OHCHR and chaired by MRG, that complemented the fourth session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues.  REF works on closing the gap in educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma children in 14 different countries in Europe.Beata Bislim Olahova, represented REF at the...

Syria: Kurds killed, abducted and subject to surveillance by security forces 

Statement from YASA e.V.– Kurdish Center for Legal Studies & ConsultancyAt the beginning of the Syrian revolution the position of Kurds in Syria towards the regime was as clear as never before. To the Kurds, the revolution poses a chance to free themselves from the systematic and constant oppression of the past five decades. Their greatest hope, above all, is to put an end...

Minorities at the UN: Eradicate racism towards Afro-Latinas in Latin America 

At a side event on 29 November 2011, organized by the OHCHR and chaired by MRG’s Executive Director Mark Lattimer, Leonardo Reales, an Ethnic Rights Consultant for AFROLATINOS and ECODESARROLLO,  spoke on the many challenges faced by Afro-Latin women in Latin America, drawing on examples from his home country Colombia. He highlighted the fact that Afro-Colombian women were the poorest of poor, in a...

India: Dalits demand land rights in Bihar 

On 15th February 2012, a protest march was organized by members of Dalit Shakti Sangathan, Ambedkar Student Forum, Dalit elected representatives and Jan Adhikar Kendra. They were demanding rights over land, highlighting the promises made by the Bihar state government under the schemes of Bihar Mahadalit Vikas Mission. Around 1000 people, including CBO leaders, Dalit sarpanches and members of Social Justice Committees...

A poem from Iran: Al Ahwaz, it shall be free 

There comes a day when death is upon us. There is an hour when a man is hung. There is a second when a child is born. A Child begs his brother to not step out of the door. A mother screams with pain from the torture and hate. A young girl asks to see her father again. He was never alive. A voiceless...

Honduras: Preserving native Bay Island culture and involving youth on Roatan Island 

The Bay Islands, located approximately 40 miles off the coast of Honduras in Central America, are an Anglophone Caribbean enclave in a predominantly Spanish speaking region. Roatan, which is the largest island in the chain, is now a popular daily port of call for large holiday cruise ships.Honduras acquired sovereignty over the Bay Islands in 1860, however it was not until the rapid growth...

MRG Podcast: February 2012 

In this month’s podcast we find out about racial stereotyping from an organization helping African-Canadians emerging from the justice system rebuild their lives, and hear how an Afro-Colombian outfit from the Choco are reworking traditional songs for the hip-hop generation.You can subscribe to MRG podcasts in iTunes here....

Photo story: Inside Egypt's Revolution 

The defining event of the Arab Uprising has been the revolutionary protests in Tahrir Square that brought down Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. One year after the protests began, MRG met with human rights defenders in Cairo to assess the impact of the revolution and prospects for cross-community cooperation. All photographs ©Mark Lattimer/MRG January 2012...

New report: The effect of conflict on the Ik minority in Uganda  

The Ik, currently settled in Kamion sub county, are regarded as the most marginalized of all ethnic groups in Karamoja, in north Uganda. Geographically located between rival pastoral Dodoth and Turkana communities, the Ik have for decades been victims of cattle raiding between the two groups. When CECORE conducted an assessment of the situation in 2009, it revealed enormous suffering inflicted on the Ik,...

Philippines: Northern folk barrage mining companies in the Metro 

Three hundred people coming from different Northern provinces trooped to mining corporations’ offices in Manila to protest the violations of people’s rights in connection to the inrush of mining projects in the Northern regions.The group, led by Amianan, Salakniban! (Defend the North), Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) and green group Kalikasan-PNE, went around the capital and staged protests in front of...

Namibia: Indigenous groups' long road to claim their rights 

Two indigenous groups have stood up to the powers that be in Namibia to claim their rights. In two separate declarations, the Himba and Zemba ethnic groups made plain their demands to government.Phil ya Nangoloh, a human rights defender and Executive Director of NamRights, a Namibian human rights organization, explained to MRG how a hitherto powerless and voiceless people took their advocacy to the...


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