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Between tradition and exclusion: struggling for the right to pitch a trailer

Between tradition and exclusion: struggling for the right to pitch a trailer

Candy Sheridan advocates for the rights of the Irish Travellers who were evicted from Dale Farm in Basildon, United Kingdom, over a year ago.
The politics of exclusion continue in and around Rome

The politics of exclusion continue in and around Rome

Roma migrants and their defenders describe the living conditions in camps, and forced evictions by the local authorities in Rome, Italy.
Minority Fellow Fuad Ahmed Al-Selwi: defending the rights of the Al-Akhdam community in Yemen

Minority Fellow Fuad Ahmed Al-Selwi: defending the rights of the Al-Akhdam community in Yemen

Fuad Ahmed Al-Selwi, a participant in the UN Human Rights Office Minorities Fellowship Programme wants to introduce fellow members of his Al-Akhdam community in Yemen to the idea of freedom.
Mohamed El Hor Abeidy from the Haratin community in Mauritania

Mohamed El Hor Abeidy from the Haratin community in Mauritania

Mohamed El Hor Abeidy says through his participation in the UN Human Rights office Minorities Fellowship Programme he expects to learn more about the UN human rights system “which will enable us to defend our rights without violating the rights of others
Minority Fellow Maha Rashed: speaking up for the rights of Al-Akhdam women

Minority Fellow Maha Rashed: speaking up for the rights of Al-Akhdam women

“They are isolated from society,” says Maha Rashed, of her own community—the Al-Akhdam minority group in Yemen. Rashed participated in the UN Human Rights Office Minorities Fellowship Programme in Geneva.
The destruction of cultural and religious sites: a violation of human rights

The destruction of cultural and religious sites: a violation of human rights

Destruction of cultural and religious sites constitutes a violation of human rights.
Husam Abdullah Ali: human rights activist from Iraq

Husam Abdullah Ali: human rights activist from Iraq

“The right to language and education for all should be guaranteed,” says Husam Abdullah Ali, a 28-year-old human rights activist who participated in the UN Human Rights office Minorities Fellowship Programme in Geneva.
Minority Fellow:  Enam Abuljalil El Asfour

Minority Fellow: Enam Abuljalil El Asfour

“I work at the national level to reduce the gap between the different components of the Saudi Arabian population and to flatten the differences between social groups,” says UN Human Rights Minority Fellow Enam Abuljalil El Asfour.
Prakash Mohara from Nepal: campaigning against caste-based discrimination

Prakash Mohara from Nepal: campaigning against caste-based discrimination

Prakash Mohara plans to use the knowledge and experience he gained from the UN Human Rights office Minorities Fellowship Programme in his campaign to ensure justice and equal rights for members of the Dalit community in his home country of Nepal.
Minority Forum opens third session

Minority Forum opens third session

Minorities’ effective participation in economic life contributes to fair and just societies.
Defending the rights of national minorities in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Defending the rights of national minorities in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Defending human rights in the wake of the violence in Kyrgyzstan earlier this year.
Promoting and protecting the right to education for minorities

Promoting and protecting the right to education for minorities

The United Nations Forum on Minority Issues calls for an effective education strategy for minorities based on the principles of equality and non-discrimination.