You Are Here: Home » Section » Nondiscrimination

India’s Women Lose the Election

By Manipadma Jena for IPS NEW DELHI, Apr 21 2014 (IPS) - “Men just do not want to give up their seats, it’s as simple as that,” says 67-year-old candidate in the Indian election Subhhasini Ali, voicing a gloomy view across women’s groups in India. Ali, a two-time member of Parliament and key functionary of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), an arm of the Communist Party of India-Marxists ...

Read more

The Grand American Tradition of Violent White Supremacy

 By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan for Democracy Now! Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, a former leader of a wing of the Ku Klux Klan, is accused of killing three people outside two Jewish community centers outside Kansas City, Kan. As he was hauled away in a police car, he shouted “Heil H ...

Read more

UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo says UK has ‘sexist culture’

According to the BBC, Ms Manjoo whilst on a visit to the UK, said the "sexism was worse in the UK than in other places, and warned that the government's austerity measures were having a "disproportionate impact" on women's risk of violence. "The government said it wanted to end violence against women, and had ring-fenced £40m for support services. "Ms Manjoo made her comments as she presented her preliminar ...

Read more

Ukraine: UN – minority rights guarantees to defuse tensions

GENEVA (16 April 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák, has urged all parties to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine and take immediate steps to ease tensions and step back from further violence. “Minority rights protections should be strengthened as part of a process of confidence building and to achieve stronger unity in Ukraine’s diversity,” stated Ms. ...

Read more

Turkey’s Ruling Party Has Its LGBTI Supporters, As Well

AK Party LGBT: Of course, as LGBT people, we do not endorse the Justice and Development Party’s (Turkey’s ruling party, AKP or AK Party- AK means “white, clean”) attitude towards LGBT people. We started the AK LGBT group to make AKP authorities and those who vote for AKP say, “there are LGBT people who support AKP”, “LGBT people can have various political views outside of parties like the Republican People’ ...

Read more

UK: Migrant Domestic Workers Face Serious Abuse

Migrant domestic workers accompanying their employers to the United Kingdom [2] are being subjected to serious abuses including forced labor, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The UK government is doing far too little to protect vulnerable workers, and recent changes to UK immigration rules make it harder for workers to flee abuse, the report found. “It’s scandalous that in modern Britain ...

Read more

UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Heads to UK to Investigate Abuse

Domestic and sexual violence, sexual bullying and harassment, forced and early marriages, and female genital mutilation – all these issues and more will be on the docket as the United Nations expert tasked with monitoring violence against women launched her first mission in the United Kingdom.* United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo, 31 March 2014 began a two week invest ...

Read more

Reclaiming the radical spirit of Women’s History Month

By Nadine Bloch  for Waging Nonviolence If you missed celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, don’t worry — there’s most of “Women’s History” month left to make amends. If you did celebrate it, there’s a good chance you participated in something quite unlike the original radical intentions for the day. Since 1975, when the United Nations established March 8 as the official date for International W ...

Read more

Appeal by the International Charitable Foundation “Roma Women’s Fund “Chirikli” and Roma Council of Ukraine

We, representatives of the Roma community appeal to the politicians, armed forces, and to all those, who have influence on the future of our country. We stand for a firm commitment to the principle of integrity and inviolability of the territory of Ukraine and urge all the parties to find a civilized way and balanced approach to the prevention of the armed confrontations by means of the peaceful conflict re ...

Read more

Non-violent protests of refugees in Germany

Over a year ago, refugees in Germany started organizing themselves in order to protest in a publicly visible form against the human rights violating institutional practices like the forced isolation through the prohibition to leave the district of your asylum-seekers home, the prohibition to work and the degrading deportation practices. After a march through Germany from Würzburg to Berlin and a camp beside ...

Read more

Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Scroll to top