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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...

EU: We report back – Hungarian development official says transition experience is an added value of the New Member States to development 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Ádám Kirchknopf, Deputy Head of Department of Development Co-operation, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs talks about the important role new donors can play in the neighbourhood countries and Eastern Europe with their transition experience.About the conference:On the occasion of two New...

EU: We report back – Polish development official talks about Presidency priorities 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Agata Zajega, I. Councellor, Polish Embassy in Budapest shares the priorities of the Polish Presidency concerning development cooperation.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the EU Presidency in 2011, followed by Cyprus in 2012 and Lithuania...

EU: We report back – Polish development practitioner talks about the NGDO Platform’s Presidency project 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Monika Matus, Policy Officer, Zagranica Group introduces their Presidency Project. Food for thought for those who want to elaborate on their projects and strategies for the upcoming Presidencies.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the EU Presidency...

EU: We report back - Lithuanian development practitioner says media could play an active role in the promotion of development issues 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011.  In this recording:Vaidotas Ilgius, Director, Lithuanian National Platform of Development NGOs talks about the projects of development NGOs in Lithuania and also shares his thoughts on how the media could play an active role in raising awareness about development issues.About the conference:On the...

EU: We report back – Kenyan activists explain the benefits of the human rights-based approach in practice 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Do you want to hear stories on how the Endorois and the Masaai people implement the human rights-based approach? Do you know that direct funding to these communities could help them act more effectively? Wilson Kipkazi, Director of Endoroi Welfare Council,...

EU: We report back – Polish development practitioner says NGOs could be champions in the implementation of the rights-based approach 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Kordian Kochanowicz, Capacity Building Specialist, Institute of Global responsibility, Poland shares his own experience on the implementation of the human rights-based approach.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the EU Presidency in 2011, followed by Cyprus...

EU: We report back – Czech development practitioner says human rights-based approach is a lens to global issues 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Aurele Destree, Head of Food and Development Policy Programme, Glopolis, Czech Republic gives good ideas on how to put development issues on the agenda of the government by referring to the human right-based approach.About the conference:On the occasion of two New...

EU: We report back – Development officials from DfID and SIDA says human rights and development are interconnected 

Both the Department of International Development (DfID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have had decades of experience in the implementation of the human rights-based approach. Listen to two comprehensive lectures on this method applied in practice from Helena Lagerlof, Policy Specialist Human Rights and Democracy, Department for Policy Support, SIDA, Sweden and Louisa Hrabowy, DfID, the UK.Recorded at Challenges of Development...

UK/India: UPR reviews at the UN, time to act on caste discrimination 

When India and the UK come up for review by the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 24 May, IDSN urges all UN member states to seize this important opportunity to address concerns about caste discrimination based on recommendations by civil society and UN human rights bodies. Ahead of the reviews, IDSN has launched an Appeal to UN Member States, Special Procedures, and...

UK/Nigeria: Stop gay Biafran activist Joshua Odeke from being forcibly deported on 7 June 

Gay Biafran activist Joshua Odeke is billed for forced deportation from the UK (Home Office Ref O1151115). He is due to be forcibly removed to Nigeria on charter flight PVT090 on 7th June 2012. Joshua fled Nigeria due to his political activities there, namely his involvement with the non-violent Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), which campaigns openly...

From Cardiff to Los Angeles through a documentary 

(IN)VISIBLE CITIES - Social and urban inclusion of African migrants An internationally produced multimedia project by Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua and Gianpaolo Bucci Residents of Butetown, Cardiff have appeared in a screening in Los Angeles as part of an internationally produced documentary exploring the lives and tales of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa. Focused on the Somali and Sudanese community living towards the Bay, the first...

UK: Chagossians protest MPA outside UK Court of Appeal 

Click on the gallery to see photos of a protest on 31 March by Chagos Islanders outside the UK Court of Appeal in central London. The Court met to hear a challenge to the creation of the Chagos Marine Protected Area.In 2010 the UK government created the world's largest marine reserve around the Chagos Islands, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The Islands' original...

SWM 2014: Tackling Islamophobia in the United Kingdom 

In the United Kingdom, extremist organizations such as the English Defence League have launched vocal attacks against the Muslim minority. However, while these groups remain at the fringe politically, their activities comprise only a small fraction of the true extent of Islamophobic hate speech and violence. Fiyaz Mughal, director of the charity Faith Matters, discusses the challenges with MRG and how his organization’s Tell...

SWM 2015: UK - Gentrification brings new challenges for Brixton’s minority communities 

Embargo: 2 July 2015 00.01 (GMT+1)Case study by Electra BabouriBrixton is an inner London neighbourhood renowned for its ethnic and cultural diversity. Beginning in the late 1940s, when migrants from the Caribbean began began settling in the area, it has cemented a reputation as a multiethnic hub with a vibrant music scene and an array of global cuisines. Yet Brixton has also seen serious...

United Kingdom: Racism in universities: 'There is a sense your face doesn't fit' 

Report finds high levels of discrimination in colleges and universities4 February 2016Nine out of ten (90%) black staff members report having faced barriers to promotion in colleges and universities, says a UCU report released today.The   survey of 631 black union members [132kb] working in post-16 education also found that over two-thirds (71%) said they had 'often' or 'sometimes' been subject to bullying and harassment from managers.UCU...



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