Nondiscrimination

04.09.2016

Intersex people put gender binary on trial in Karlsruhe

Intersex people put gender binary on trial in Karlsruhe

Intersex people want Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court to officially allow them to use their own gender designations rather than relegating them to “male” or “female.” For them, it’s about dignity and recognition. An estimated 80,000 people in Germany identify as intersex, meaning that they don’t display the gender traits of… »

23.08.2016

Scottish football fans #MatchtheFineforPalestine, raise £110k following flag protest

Scottish football fans #MatchtheFineforPalestine, raise £110k following flag protest

Supporters of Celtic football club known as The Green Brigade raised more than £110,000 (US$144,000) and counting, as of Tuesday afternoon, in reaction to a fine from the sport’s European governing body UEFA over a Palestinian flag-waving incident last week. Disciplinary proceedings against the UK club started after numerous fans… »

23.08.2016

Electing a new UN chief: a woman, an East European or who?

Electing a new UN chief: a woman, an East European or who?

By J Nastranis for InDepthNews. Ahead of the third straw poll – an upcoming game of musical chairs – on August 29, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has made public his preference for a woman to replace him as the head of the United Nations. “It’s high time now” for a female… »

22.08.2016

The Olympics Review: some of the good things

The Olympics Review: some of the good things

My dark secret as an activist and someone committed to a revolution of the violent, global system in which we live is that I get obsessed by the Olympic Games.  My activist friends can’t quite really understand it, denouncing them as a huge waste of money and as a way… »

17.08.2016

The Horrific Murder of a Queens imam

The Horrific Murder of a Queens imam

Danny Katch and Mehran Mehrdad Ali report from New York City on the grief and anger in Ozone Park following the killing of the beloved leader of a local mosque. On Saturday afternoon, Maulama Akonjee, imam of the Al Furqan Jame Mosque, was walking home after midday prayers with assistant… »

10.08.2016

India: Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast, seeks political power

India: Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast, seeks political power

Esha Roy writing in Imphal informed readers that on August 10 and sixteen years after she started a hunger strike to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA) from the state, Irom Sharmila Chanu, popularly known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, emerged from behind bars. But the day… »

06.08.2016

A new chapter in the persecution of popular leaders

A new chapter in the persecution of popular leaders

Press Release by the Committee for Milagro Sala’s Freedom Yesterday, with the arrest warrant that the judge Martinez de Giorgi ordered for the President of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Hebe de Bonafini, we have witnessed in a new chapter in the prosecution of popular leaders. Hebe, an… »

05.08.2016

The First-Ever Olympic Refugee Team

The First-Ever Olympic Refugee Team

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 4 August 2016 paid a visit to the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he encouraged refugee athletes to show the world their… »

02.08.2016

Taiwan: President Tsai apologises for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’

Taiwan: President Tsai apologises for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’

In Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen offered a proper and formal apology August 1 to the aboriginal peoples of the island state for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’, and she promised to take concrete steps to rectify that history of injustice. This came as an original and not quite expected act… »

28.07.2016

Bezwada Wilson receives 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Bezwada Wilson receives 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Manual scavenging is blight on humanity in India. Consigned by structural inequality to the dalits, India’s “untouchables,” manual scavenging is the work of removing by hand human excrement from dry latrines and carrying on the head the baskets of excrement to designated disposal sites. A hereditary occupation, manual scavenging involves… »

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