Women in Qatar have complained of being “treated as children”, as a new report reveals the extent to which male guardianship laws restrict their ability to receive gynaecological exams and travel overseas. Women who spoke to Human Rights Watch said medical staff would need their husband or male guardian’s permission[…]
Sri Lanka’s move to ban the burqa on “national security” grounds while calling its use “religious extremism” has been termed a “racist agenda” used to cause divisions in the country. A burqa is an outer garment worn to cover the entire body and the face and is used by some[…]
Civil society organisation, Gatvol Capetonian has vowed to fight tooth and nail until the Department of Labour is held accountable for its alleged failure to employ coloured people in the Western Cape. The movement has plans to launch a class action lawsuit against the state after the South African Human[…]
Copenhagen, Denmark – Last year, Christian Hansen’s 10-year-old son returned from school asking who Rasmus Paludan was. “He told me that the pupils had been playing the ‘Paludan-game’ in the schoolyard, dividing each other into Christians, Jews and Muslims. The Christians then had to catch the Jews and Muslims and put them[…]
New Delhi, India – As India conducts the biggest democratic exercise in the world, its Muslim minority has little to cheer amid their increasing electoral marginalisation. In the lower house of the outgoing parliament known as Lok Sabha, there were only 22 Muslims of 543 politicians. The South Asian nation’s largest[…]
An appeals court from the US state of Virginia refused on Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority nations, stating it was rooted in “intolerance”. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10 to 3 against Trump’s travel ban, and indicated opponents of[…]
A number of discriminatory practices have been found at Sans Souci Girls’ High School during an investigation by the Western Cape education department. “The investigation found that a number of discriminating practices gave rise to understandable unhappiness among learners and steps have already been taken to remedy these,” Western Cape[…]
Complaints of inequality and discrimination continued to spike in the country, the SA Human Rights Commission said on Thursday. This was revealed during a press briefing at the SAHRC offices in Johannesburg. Most complaints were received in Gauteng and the Western Cape, said Dr Khulekani Moyo, who headed the SAHRC’s[…]
Stigma and discrimination, real or perceived, is one of the major barriers to South Africa getting more control of the HIV epidemic. So says Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim from the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), a top HIV/Aids researcher. She was commenting on a[…]
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