Archive for the ‘discrimination’ Category
By Savio Carvalho, Director of Amnesty International’s Demand Dignity Programme, writing from Rio de Janeiro (Follow him on Twitter – @SavioConnects)
Late into one of the negotiation sessions at the Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development, references to “freedom of speech and association” were struck from the draft outcome document [...]
By Matteo de Bellis, Campaigner for Amnesty International’s EU team
With summer holidays upon them, many school-children in Rome are about to enjoy a few months respite from study.
But for Roma children living in the Tor de’ Cenci camp, on the city’s southern outskirts, the last day of school may instead bring the [...]
After five months we returned to the city of Cluj – Napoca, in North Western Romania and visited the community forcibly evicted in December 2010. We met again with the inspiring people who have tirelessly fought this injustice ever since.
By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General
There are many elements to my role as Secretary General of Amnesty International and a vital one is to meet with senior public figures around the world.
So from the UN’s Ban Ki-moon to government ministers around the world – my trips overseas are often about pushing a human [...]
By Kartik Raj, Amnesty International’s UK campaigner
On Saturday, an Amnesty colleague and I visited the Irish Traveller site at Dale Farm, down a bumpy farm road outside Basildon in Essex. Hundreds of residents and supporters marched peacefully through the village of Cray’s Hill calling on Basildon Council to stop its planned forced eviction [...]
(Istanbul) – Turkey’s flawed family violence protection system leaves women and girls across the country unprotected against domestic abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Life-saving protections, including court-issued protection orders and emergency shelters, are not available for many abuse victims because of gaps in the law and enforcement failures.
By Barbora Cernusakova, EU Team Researcher, and Fotis Filippou, EU Team Campaigner
Constanta is a beautiful city on Romania’s Black Sea coast, yet not everybody is able to appreciate its beauty – least of all many of its Roma inhabitants.
We visited 35 Romani families living in an informal settlement at the outskirts of the city. [...]