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Iran: Ahwazi workers once again targeted by the Iranian regime 

Despite Rouhani’s promises during his campaign for Iranian presidential election in Khuzestan (AL Ahwaz) to bring just and equity to the local residents and particularly Ahwazi people, the dismissal of Ahwazi Arab workers and the unemployment rate in the province continue to rise.The latest news from AL Ahwaz is that about 50 skilled and semi-skilled Ahwazi workers in well-known Abadan refinery have been fired...

Photo story: Peoples under Threat Global Rankings 2016 - 'Further mass migration inevitable' 

Further mass migration inevitable as persecution is ignored in states where peoples are under threat, says MRGNew global ranking of countries where civilians most at risk of mass killingWith the refugee crisis far from over, the failure to address persecution in states where peoples are under severe threat makes further mass population movements inevitable, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG). The international human rights organisation...

Zimbabwe: President Mugabe threatens 'Gukurahundi' 

Matabeleland citizens have once again woken to another harsh reminder of the 1982 – 1986 Genocide after President Robert Mugabe was quoted in the media for having threatened war veterans with another ‘gukurahundi’ after sections of the war veterans leadership publicly pushed for Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa to succeed the octogenarian leader. President Mugabe is quoted having told his party’s Central Committee Meeting...

Zimbabwe: MATABELELAND NORTH AND SOUTH EXCLUDED FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL HEARINGS 

In a glaring act of deliberate exclusion, marginalization and violation of Constitutional Right to equality and non-discrimination as espoused in Chapter 4 section 56 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development has excluded the people of Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South from participating in the public hearings for the Local Government Laws Amendment Bill. ...

Ukraine/Crimea: Rights of Non-Numerous Indigenous Peoples in Conditions of the Conflict of Crimea 

Considering the historical, legal, ethical preconditions and possibility of application the international legal mechanisms, author made the research on legal issues for protection and promotion the rights of non-numerous indigenous peoples (NIP) in Crimea as specific ethnic groups of Ukraine....

Ukraine/Crimea: Deportation of the Indigenous Crimean Tatar People as the Ongoing International Crime  

Report contains the analysis of legal qualification of the deportation of Indigenous Crimean Tatar people in 1944-1989 and after 2014 from its historical native land in Crimea according to the principles of law, norms of international humanitarian and criminal law, to the provision of Soviet and modern Ukrainian criminal material and process legislation and comparing with the coherent ECoHR practice.Reporters prove that deportation of...

Europe: EUROPEADA 2016 - Minorities, Culture, Friendship, Fair Play and Football 

http://www.yeni.org/DiversityConnects/2016/07/01/europeada-2016-minorities-culture-friendship-fair-play-and-football/ ...

Europe: Youth of European Nationalities helps to build a refugee-friendly and inclusive societies 

Youth of European Nationalities team (FC YEN) and Refugee team from South Tyrol played friendly match in St. Martin in Thurn at Europeada (Football championship of the autochthonous national minorities in Europa) in South Tyrol. Friendly match is part of YEN campaign #Diversity Connects and aims to support building a refugee-friendly and inclusive societies. It is also part of our efforts to stop unequal...

Kenya: Cattle raiding in Baringo County 

The Immortal Raiders of BaringoInterventions from the Kenyan government have been seen by residents to yield more conflict in the cattle rustling torn area of Baringo South, flooring speculation that the continued raids are a daring message to the government.Constant accusations of aggression by the neighboring Pokot Community, said to invade Endorois ancestral lands who are a minority and indigenous community, and causing loss...

India: Systematic destruction of resources of Dalit Christian community 

Dalits in India comprise 16% of population barring 7% of tribal population and Dalits are the indigenous community cutting across regional linguistic groups in the country. This community has been subjected to untouchability a kind of socio-religious exclusion practiced from four thusand years. A 0.9 % of them have been converted in to christianity during the colonial period. Now, with the independence declarartion in...

Kenya: My panty, my health, my dignity 

My name is Maureen Bii from the Ogiek community living in the Mau Forest,Nessuit village. I have been inspired by the young girls and boys who amid difficult situations they face, they still hope for a better future. One most challenge they face is sexual abuse from young and old men they look up to for support and care.In many instances,its their own...

Nigeria: Appeal to release Nnamdi Kanu, and to stop Nigeria Government from ongoing massacre of innocent Biafrans and forced disappearance of young Biafrans and IPOB members in Biafraland and in Nigeria 

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF NNAMDI KANU, APPEAL TO MINORITY RIGHTS GROUP INTERNATIONAL :Esteemed Minority Rights Group International ,the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) would like to bring your attention to what is happening in Nigeria between Nigerian Government and Biafrans. I'm sure you must have heard of Biafra and the civil war between Nigeria and Biafra called "Biafran War" between 1967-1970...

Global: Intercultural - Raising awareness of the misinterpretation of nationalities living in modern day societies 

The journey that lead to the creation of “Intercultural” began long before my time. If I may take you back to the British Raj era, the year of 1891 when my great great grandmother a young girl of six years old played on the beach in Goa, India. A British soldier approached her and offered candy, which she accepted as a kind gesture....

Italy/Turkey: La causa dei popoli 

Click on the link below to read the only Italian E-journal dealing with minorities, indigenous peoples and stateless nations. This month read about minorities in Turkey....

Ireland: Support us to Disband the Artane Band 

Note from the author - I submitted our story to your online paper because the boys, now men, who were incarcerated in the Irish Industrial School system were all from poor families, Travellers, children born out of wedlock, orphaned etc. The Artane Band is the last remaining link to the horrors that took place in Artane Industrial School, Dublin, Ireland - run by the Christian...

Uganda: Cross-cultural encounters in the grazing lands of Karamoja 

In October 2015, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Maria Heubuch and Norbert Neuser visited Karamoja (Northern Uganda) to learn about pastoralism. During their visit they discovered how pastoralism copes with climate change and assures food security. Though pastoralism has many benefits, it is often threatened by unadapted domestic and/or international policies. The two MEPs were invited by the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern...

Syria/Iraq/Lebanon: The Forgotten Genocide - new report from A Demand for Action 

“The Forgotten Genocide” - In this document, we have interviewed Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs and other Christians who have fled their homes with only the clothes on their backs, and who now live under harsh conditions in places like the ghettos of Beirut. Many of them have missing family members. Some have been kidnapped, others raped, many tortured-all because of their faith. What they have gone...

Guatemala's Maya community  

The majority of indigenous peoples in Guatemala are of Mayan descent. The Maya are essentially a regional group. In all an estimated 5 million Mayans live in the different Central American countries,The Mayans of Guatemala are the only indigenous culture that constitutes a majority of the population in a Central American republic. There are 21 different Maya groups in Guatemala making up an estimated...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Video stories on everyday challenges faced by Roma communities 

Watch a series of short documentaries that were made as part of MRG's project  'Bosnia and Herzegovina: Supporting minority victims of discrimination accessing their human rights'.  The Roma interviewees and NGO workers in the films highlight discrimination in the areas of housing (Osmanović family,Capljina) and education (Trebinje, ) but Roma people also face difficulties in finding employment, which often leads to poverty (Bugojno) and limited access to health care (Zavidovići)....

Minorities in South Asia face widespread violence and discrimination, and governments fail to protect rights – new regional report on minority rights  

Hundreds of millions of people belonging to minority communities in South Asia are being denied their basic rights and experience high levels of violence and discrimination, yet there is a lack of action and appropriate laws to address these issues at both the regional and national levels, a new report launched today finds.The South Asia State of Minorities Report provides an overview of the...


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