Feature Stories


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.
3 June 2013
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.
10 May 2013
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.
20 November 2012
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
6 November 2012
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.
2 October 2012
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.
24 September 2012
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.
16 August 2012
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.
17 July 2012
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.
23 May 2012
Minority Forum opens third session
Minority Forum opens third session
Minorities’ effective participation in economic life contributes to fair and just societies.
15 December 2010
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.
24 November 2010
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.
17 April 2009