Women from minority and indigenous communities are targeted for rape and other forms of sexual violence, torture and killings specifically because of their ethnic, religious or indigenous identity, Minority Rights Group International says in its 2011 annual report launched today.
Cinéma: “La blessure de l’esclavage” d’Ousmane Diagana. (Intégral)
Yemen’s untouchables, named the Akhdam re confined to living in slums on the edge of the cities and working menial jobs. They feel there is nothing they can do to put an end to the culture of discrimination. Hashem Ahelbarra reports.
In the wake of a disturbing, high-profile rape and murder of two girls in Uttar Pradesh, a northern state with one of the highest occurrences of violent crime against women in India, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay urges Prime Minister Modi to address the deep-rooted caste system that she deems responsible.
“For Nepal’s Dalits, Struggle Continues Amidst Slow Progress”