Nondiscrimination

16.03.2017

Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED! European Action Week Against Racism 2017

Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED! European Action Week Against Racism 2017

From 18-26 March, hundreds of activities will take place all over Europe to protest against racism and advocate for open, inclusive, and UNITED societies. Organisations all over Europe are preparing activities to mark the European Action Week Against Racism. Organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action, a European network of antiracist… »

13.03.2017

Film Review. Hidden Figures. Unmissable

Film Review. Hidden Figures. Unmissable

I am grateful that this film was made, not only because it is an important testimony against racism but also because in the midst of violent blockbusters often depicting imaginary superheroes the very real lives of three black female mathematicians working for NASA is an inspiring reminder of our human… »

13.03.2017

Finland Launches Landmark Gender Equality Prize

Finland Launches Landmark Gender Equality Prize

By Rita Joshi NEW YORK (IDN) – In run-up to the sixty-first session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, CSW61, in New York from March 13 to 24, the government of Finland has launched the International Gender Equality Prize, which will be awarded for the… »

12.03.2017

Imperialist Wars And Interventions Fuel Refugee Crisis In Africa

Imperialist Wars And Interventions Fuel Refugee Crisis In Africa

By Thomas Gaist Large numbers of persons fleeing war and famine in sub-Saharan Africa are transiting through Libya in a desperate effort to reach Europe, UNICEF reported last week. An estimated 80,000 refugees, including 25,000 children, left Libyan ports in an effort to cross the Mediterranean Sea and enter southern… »

09.03.2017

Gender issues in the Ukraine

By Milena Rampoldi and Denise Nanni for ProMosaik Interview with Tamara Martsenyuk of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. Tamara Martsenyuk holds a PhD in Sociology and her research interest focuses on the social structure of society and, particularly, on gender relations. Tamara is a gender expert for… »

09.03.2017

Women’s progress uneven, facing backlash – UN Rights Chief

Women’s progress uneven, facing backlash – UN Rights Chief

“The women’s movement has brought about tremendous change but we must also recognise that progress has been slow and extremely uneven and that it also brought its own challenges,” warned the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Marking International Women’s Day… »

09.03.2017

The shameful epidemic that is rape

The shameful epidemic that is rape

By Phil Harris for InDepthNews Do legal systems around the world give women and girls true protection from rape and other forms of sexual violence? Do the victims of rape and sexual violence have access to real justice if violence is perpetrated? The answer is ‘no’, says a report… »

08.03.2017

Hawaii and ACLU challenge Trump’s new Muslim Ban

Hawaii and ACLU challenge Trump’s new Muslim Ban

The US state of Hawaii will challenge in a federal court Donald Trump’s new version of Muslim Travel Ban issued with an executive order this Monday, seeking a temporary restraining order against it. According to the complaint, the new order is as unconstitutional as the previous one, issued in… »

03.03.2017

These women cannot celebrate their day

These women cannot celebrate their day

This is a story that one would wish to never have to write—the story of hundreds of millions of life-givers whose production and productivity have systematically been ‘quantified’ in much detailed statistics, but whose abnegation, human suffering and denial of rights are subject to just words. It… »

03.03.2017

Seven scaring facts about the widening gender gap

Seven scaring facts about the widening gender gap

Women across the globe are facing new threats, which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and derailing the effort to end extreme poverty, an international confederation of civil society organisations has revealed ahead of International Women’s Day on women March 8. The renewal of the global gag rule restricting US… »

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