State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2011

Women from minority and indigenous communities are targeted for rape and other forms of sexual violence, torture and killings specifically because of their ethnic, religious or indigenous identity, Minority Rights Group International says in its 2011 annual report launched today.

In the flagship annual publication, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2011, MRG documents cases from across the world showing how women from minority and indigenous communities often face disproportionately higher levels of violence and are targeted for attack in situations of conflict and in times of peace

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Date: 06/07/2011

Countries:

Somalia
Sudan
Democratic Republic of Congo
Colombia
Guatemala
Kyrgyzstan
Burma
Afghanistan
Sri Lanka
Iraq

Categories:

Statelessness
Violence/Conflict
Racism/Discrimination/Hate speech
Indigenous Peoples
Women/Gender
War
Religion/Religious minorities

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