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Global: African History Month 365 Days Concepts 

Click on the link below to read an article that praises Dr. Carters G. Woodson Negro History Week that he created in 1926.The African History Month365-Days Concepts present a case to enhance his legacy, including all the descendants of slavery from Christopher Columbus's so-called New World as well as the victims of colonialism. The purpose of this case is to include Africa and its...

MRG and ACGRC calls on Armenia to adopt an anti-discrimination law 

Minority Rights Group (MRG) and the Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC) today called on the Armenian authorities at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council to adopt a comprehensive anti-discrimination law. On behalf of MRG, Mr Glenn Payot spoke. Thank you Mr. President, Minority Rights Group (MRG) and the Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC), our partner in Armenia, would like to make three...

SWM 2015: Bulgaria/Hungary - Strategic Litigation for the Housing Rights of Informal Dwellers 

Case study by Bálint MiseticsIn its 2012 decision on the Yordanova and Others v. Bulgaria case, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) unanimously held that the eviction of around 250 Romani families from the Batalova Vodenitsa neighborhood in Sofia  (in which they have been unlawfully occupying municipal land) is not necessary in a democratic society and would constitute a violation of Article 8...

SWM 2015: Bulgaria - Segregated and excluded – the situation of Roma  

Case study by Svetlozar KirilovBulgaria’s Roma are among the country’s most excluded urban population. Poverty, high levels of unemployment and limited education combine with social stigmatization, leaving them very isolated from mainstream society and unable to access many of the benefits of cities. Urban segregation has also increased over the last two decades, further reducing their visibility: ethnic Bulgarians who used to live in...

Pakistan: New Blasphemy Case is Registered 

Naveed Masih, a 24 year old Christian man, is accused of blasphemy, was arrested and is in police custody. Persecution of minorities in Pakistan has become a common practice especially in the era of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML [N]). A young man, 24, is been accused of blasphemy. (FIR is registered U/S 295 - A, file No. 619 in Satellite Town Police Station...

Kenya: Being Maasai - Photo story 

This October MRG and 9 Eastern European journalists travelled to the Maasai Mara, the land of the Maasai in Narok, Kenya. Visiting journalists were making news to spread the word back at home about life in developing countries and thus help their compatriots understand their countries' role and commitments in the global world and international development. This photo story gives you a few snapshots of the traditional...

Kenya: Minority within the minority - The Ogiek in Narok. Photo story. 

This October MRG and 9 Eastern European journalists travelled to the Mau Forest in Narok County, Kenya inhabited mostly by the Ogiek people. Visiting journalists were making news to spread the word back at home about life in developing countries and thus help their compatriots understand their countries' role and commitments in the global world and international development. These photos share the moments of...

Indonesia/Tanzania/Paraguay: How indigenous people can use the law to fight the takeover of their lands 

Indigenous peoples are using national, regional and international law to fight against the takeover of their lands. But what are the risks and advantages associated with going to court? In 'Using the Law', learn from communities that have used national and international law to defend their rights. This 12-minute video looks at three legal cases in Indonesia, Tanzania and Paraguay using national, regional and...

Iraq/Syria: ESU Statement on International Day of Genocide Victims 

On this day of December 9 as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of the Genocide and the Prevention of this Crime, it is our moral and historical duty to remember victims of the Genocides and the survivors of the Sayfo 1915, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people face another genocide in the Middle East and existential threat. Commemoration...

MRG Podcast: January 2016 

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of MRG’s Minority Voices podcast. This month we find out how discrimination is having the most serious of consequences in the Dominican Republic, and then travel to the Middle East to experience the joyful sounds of Syrian wedding music....

Dominican Republic: Interview with Rosa Iris Diendomi 

Listen to the testimony of Rosa Iris Diendomi, lawyer and community leader in the Dominican Republic....

Kenya: Is the new constitution a 'magic bullet' for challenges facing minorities?  

How the National Constitution treats minorities is a good test of a nation’s maturity. How government applies their rules is a good test of the state’s maturity. New constitution-making has surged in agrarian economies since 1990, correspondent to significant political change (multi-partyism in particular) and a surge in globalisation, and of which, among other trends, the noted surge in large-scale land acquisition...

African Commission launches new principles on the Promotion of Human and Peoples’ Rights while Countering Terrorism in Africa 

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has launched new Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights while Countering Terrorism in Africa (Principles and Guidelines). In the current environment, acts of terrorism and associated human rights abuses can touch almost every walk and facet of life and impact all types of rights, whether civil and political; economic, social and cultural; or group rights....

Nigeria: Ogoni rights body condemns military invasion  

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) condemns the invasion on 23 February 2016 of Ogoni communities by the Nigerian military and demand withdrawal of government forces. According to MOSOP the army attacked Bori, shooting indiscriminately and advancing into adjoining communities including Zaakpon. The shooting resulted into loss of civilian lives, injuring some and paralyzed work in the Ogoni capital....

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo residents unaware of their rights 

The Majority of the minority communities in Matabeleland are not aware of their rights and do not know what the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission is or what it does, a research by an independent non-profit human rights think tank reveals. According to the 2016 Access to Human Rights Information Research carried out by Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights in Bulawayo recently, Respondents were...

Tanzania: Maasai community video for advocacy 

Maasai community members in Loliondo, Tanzania have been trained to make their own videos to help them resist land-grabs by foreign investors.In 1992, a luxury hunting company from the United Arab Emirates occupied 1500 km2 of village land in Loliondo to set up a private game reserve beside the Serengeti National Park. Since then, Maasai have been denied access to vital grazing land and...

Cameroon: The power of policy advocacy for minorities 

Minority groups are often confronted with the problem of giving their voices a loud echo and making their issues visible enough to reach policy makers. This article is a personal testimony of how writings can enhance the issues of the minority and how they can be transformed into a policy statement. Indeed my article "Time for a National Bilingual Commission in Cameroon" saw the...


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