Nondiscrimination

19.10.2016

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

The Greek Ministry of Education has secured classrooms and teaching staff on time and succeeded in welcoming asylum seekers under 15 years of age while preparing and integrating minors aged 15-18 in vocational education programs for the current school year. As a result… »

16.10.2016

On behalf of women, Michelle Obama tears into Trump: ‘enough is enough’

On behalf of women, Michelle Obama tears into Trump: ‘enough is enough’

‘This is not something we can sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote in a sad election season,’ First Lady says in New Hampshire, by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams In an impassioned and personal speech in New Hampshire on Thursday, First… »

10.10.2016

Germany to pay convicted gays 30 million euros

Germany to pay convicted gays 30 million euros

Germany is to compensate more than 50,000 men who were jailed for their sexual orientation under an old law. Paragraph 175 continued to be applied until the late 1960s. The plans, which will see 30 million euros ($33.6 million) set aside to compensate homosexuals convicted under an old law for… »

22.09.2016

France: Outdated principles and exclusionary politics, time for a rethink?

France: Outdated principles and exclusionary politics, time for a rethink?

By Ana Carvallo-Phillips Often absent from the fear-driven media frenzy surrounding the Islamic State and France’s recent terror attacks in Nice and Paris the less acknowledged reasons may be found behind the augmenting violence in France and the rest of Europe. Aside from a reckless foreign policy, including… »

19.09.2016

The African American history missing from the Smithsonian

The African American history missing from the Smithsonian

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5279 The new corporate-funded African-American History museum in Washington, D.C., built on the former site of Camp Democracy and all sorts of protests and festivals, is getting a great deal of purely positive press before its doors have opened. This… »

14.09.2016

Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture

Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture

By Arturo Ignacio Sánchez In 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson established Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). The objective was to highlight Hispanic cultures and their contributions to the national landscape. HHM, in effect, was crafted as a top-down cultural policy to encourage ethnic incorporation, increase economic and political participation, and consolidate… »

10.09.2016

Student protest blocks ethnic segregation plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Student protest blocks ethnic segregation plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert Students in central Bosnia and Herzegovina return to school this week, but not with the usual nerves that accompany back-to-school season. This year, high school students in the small, medieval city of Jajce are returning with a newfound sense of purpose… »

09.09.2016

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

It is not surprising that communities that suffer discrimination are at a disadvantage in many aspects or their lives, including health. New research published in Science Daily and conducted at the  University of California – Berkeley by J. B. Leitner, E. Hehman, O. Ayduk, R. Mendoza-Denton. »

09.09.2016

Girl Rising: breaking cycles of poverty by empowering girls

Girl Rising: breaking cycles of poverty by empowering girls

by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following interview with Girl Rising, a campaign to empower girls and to fight poverty through education. Female empowerment has to start from childhood. Strong girls make the whole society strong. (All Photos Courtesy of Girl Rising) MR: What are the objectives of… »

08.09.2016

UNHCR spokesman: EU must do more for refugee children

UNHCR spokesman: EU must do more for refugee children

Children make up nearly half of refugees worldwide. DW’s Kathleen Schuster spoke with the UNHCR’s Babar Baloch about the perils that children face as refugees. Back in March – as the makeshift Idomeni camp on Greece’s border with Macedonia made headlines – Babar Baloch, the UNHCR’s spokesman for Central Europe,… »

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