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Burma: International support needed to protect Rohingyas from persecution 

Statement, 14 June 2012 Odhikar is deeply alarmed by rapidly deteriorating sectarian violence in the Rakhine State of western Burma since June 3, 2012. So far the facts and evidence received by Odhikar depicts a grim scenario in which the minority Rohingyas are particularly persecuted and forced to leave their homeland. They are being killed, wounded and their villages burnt and when they try...

Interviews with activists: Ahamat Molikini says Tibu minority still face oppression in post-Arab Spring Libya 

MRG: Who are the Tibu?Ahamat: The Tibu are black Africans who live in Southern Libya and are also found in parts of Sudan (Darfur), Chad and Niger. Colonial borders separated them and divided them between countries. In Libya, Tibus live mainly in the Sebha, Kufra, Awbari, Qatrun and Murzuq regions. They are Libyans and were in the region before the Arabs.MRG: What language do...

Jamaica/Global: Marcus Garvey's Legacy 

The article is titled Marcus Garvey's Legacy, which gives a comprehensive analysis of the life of Marcus Garvey, and the impact he still has on the contemporary world. It reflects his era and obstacles he had to negotiate in order to organize the greatest mass movement that consisted of over six millions of Africans Americans together with Africans worldwide. The movement centered on...

Lithuania's Roma - stateless and excluded 

Click on the links below to learn more about the history leading to the current statelessness of some members of the Roma community in Lithuania, as well as the factors maintaining their exclusion from citizenship, and the Roma Holocaust and the lack of public conscience of it in the country. http://advocacynet.org/wordpress-mu/efilo/2012/09/09/of-course-the-horse-is-still-romantic-but-a-car-would-be-preferable/http://advocacynet.org/wordpress-mu/efilo/2012/08/04/weve-all-heard-the-call-to-%E2%80%9Cnever-forget%E2%80%9D/Photo: A Romani family in The Kirtimai settlement in Vilnius.Credit: Eglė Kristina Kucinskaite...

Event: Brussels screening of new MRG film on discrimination in Africa and the Caribbean 

You are invited to a film screening and expert Q&A on discrimination in Africa and the Caribbean. Filmed in four countries, Say My Name tells the stories of people on the outside of society facing extreme discrimination. Viewed as less than human or ‘too dark’,  Valentina, Phineas and thousands of others are prevented from studying, working or getting healthcare. Desperate for change they become...

Mauritius: New group denounces discrimination against Creoles  

Minority Voice, a newly born organisation bringing together minority rights activists in Mauritius has taken the decision to keep track and record various cases of discrimination perpetrated against the creole community in Mauritius. Click on the link below to download an article wihch gives an overview of the sorts of discrimination children of the creole community face in the education sector in...

Lithuania: Nobody wants a 'gypsy' on their staff 

Read a blog by Elise Filo about the discrimination and difficulties Roma face in finding work in Vilnius, Lithuania.Elise is a human rights advocate and photographer, currently focusing on Roma rights.Image: The Advocacy Project...

Europe: Video - 20 years of the Office of the High Commissioner for Minorities 

MRG staff attended a conference organised by the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg, Germany, in July 2012, to celebrate 20 years of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office of the High Commissioner for National Minorities (HCNM).The conference aimed to discuss the future challenges of minority rights protection in Europe, and enhance knowledge and understanding of the HCNM’s functions and...

Le invitamos a la presentación de una película sobre discriminación en África y el Caribe 

INVITACION Le invitamos a la presentación de la película sobre discriminación en África y el Caribe, seguida de una ronda de preguntas con representantes de la comunidad domínico-haitiana y la productora de la película. Filmada en cuatro países, ‘Di Mi Nombre’ cuenta la historia de personas que estan al margen de la sociedad y que afrontan cada día varias manifestaciones de discriminación. A Valentina,...

Moldova: Using the UN Declaration on Minorities to combat intolerance 

The Moldovan government has taken steps to protect the rights of minorities by incorporating provisions of the UN Declaration on Minorities into national legislation, as well as provisions in the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.But despite legal reforms, there is a serious need to address ingrained discrimination and intolerance in the country, according Tatiana Kleiman, executive director of the...

Rwanda: Afisa's story - looking forward to a bright future 

Afisa Gasengayire is a member of the Twa community (known within Rwanda as Historically Marginalised People). Here she tells the story of how her life has been dramatically changed through taking part in MRG's Street Theatre Programme. "I was born in Nyamabuye sector of Muhanga district/ Southern province of Rwanda. I am the mother of two children, a boy and a girl. I...

MRG Documentary Film: Say My Name - using street theatre to combat discrimination in Rwanda, Botswana, Dominican Republic and Kenya 

In many countries minority groups face discrimination, and negative stereotypes divide national and local communities.Say My Name documents the work of MRG's Street Theatre programme in addressing these issues, following professional and minority actors as they work together to combat discrimination and racism in four countries. In Kenya, Rwanda, Botswana and the Dominican Republic, we see how street theatre is used to educate and inspire communities with performances in...

Sri Lanka: Indian Tamils - A fertilizer for the economic well-being of the country 

'Before I go into my story I would like to give a brief introduction to myself. I am Subashini Selvaraj from Ratnapura District which is located in a beautiful hilly part of Sri Lanka. Originally I am an Indian Tamil girl who is unrecognized in the country with broken dreams and hopes. Thanks to God that I have got a chance to help my...

Colombia: Defeating Invisibility - Landscapes of Violence and Human Rights Violations Against Afro-descendant Women 

The Black Communities’ Process in Colombia (PCN) released a report on the plight of Black women and launched the Afro-Colombia Women Human Rights Defenders Project, accompanied by the following press release: "As the Colombia government sits at the table to negotiate peace with the armed opposition group FARC and the nation hopes for peace, Afro-Colombia communities continue to see an escalation in violence from...

MRG film to be screened at Barcelona exhibition 

Minority Rights Group’s documentary film Say My Name will be screened as part an exhibition Windows of the World at the CaixaForum in Barcelona during the next few months. The film was produced as part of MRG’s Street Theatre Project, which took place during the last three years (2010-2012). From 14th April to 19th May 2013 visitors can watch the part of the film...

Proyección del documental “Say My Name” en Barcelona 

El documental “Say My Name” del proyecto de teatro de calle que Minority Rights Group International ha llevado a cabo durante los últimos tres años (2010-2012) será proyectado en el espacio “Ventanas al Mundo” del CaixaForum de Barcelona durante los próximos meses. En concreto, del 14 de Abril al 19 de Mayo de 2013 se podrá ver el fragmento sobre los grupos minoritarios en...

Peru: ¡Aquí estamos! Niñas, niños y adolescentes afroperuanos 

En el marco de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño que establece la obligación que tienen los Estados de promover que todas las niñas y los niños ejerzan sus derechos en igualdad de condiciones, se planteó la elaboración del estudio “¡Aquí estamos! Niñas, niños y adolescentes afroperuanos”.Este estudio ofrece un primer acercamiento al ejercicio de los derechos de las niñas, los niños y...

Mauritania: MRG visits Haratine community as part of campaign to end slavery 

Vernonique Dion, MRG's Mauritania Programme Coordinator (pictured left in the photograph), and Shobha Das, our Head of Programmes, visited Mauritania in September 2012 to meet with members of the Haratine community.MRG’s work in Mauritania, with SOS-Esclaves and Association des Femmes Chef de Famille, hopes to establish new organisations representing Haratine women, and strengthen their capacity to better advocate for their rights.Haratine in Mauritania are...

Yemen: Al-Akhdam face brutal oppression 

Members of Yemen’s Al-Akhdam minority cannot own land. They are subjected to violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation. They are often extremely poor and are forced to carry out the most menial and dirty jobs. They have almost no access to education. Their children are at constant risk of sexual, physical and psychological abuse by dominant members of society. They are generally despised, considered subhuman...

Iraq: We remember the martyrs of Simele massacre in August 1933 

Today we remember one of the darkest moments in the history of humanity. At this day, hundreds of innocent Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian (CSA) civilian people had been killed and massacred under the rule of newly established Kingdom of Iraq. The Simele Massacre took place in August 1933 in Iraq against Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people. Following the Iraqi independence and establishment of the whole political, social and economic...


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