Discrimination and Exclusion

Romania: Housing law must protect the vulnerable - 7 May 2012

Headline Title:  Romania: Housing law must protect the vulnerable Romania’s continuing economic challenges that have seen two governments fall in fewer than three months are all the more reason for the authorities at all levels to close legal loopholes that affec Romania must safeguard the right to housing for some of the country's most marginalized groups. Media Node:  Romania housing Story Location:  United Kingdom 45° 10' 36.7464" N, 21° 31' 59.5308" E See map: Google Maps “The absence of fundamental legal protections gives the green light to local authorities to put vulnerable families in even more appalling living conditions” Source:  Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director

La Tanzanie doit mettre un terme à la stigmatisation des élèves séropositifs à l'école - 16 March 2012

Headline Title:  Tanzanie. Halte à la stigmatisation des élèves séropositifs dans les écoles Les informations indiquant que plusieurs écoles de Tanzanie auraient décidé d'obliger les élèves séropositifs au VIH à porter un ruban rouge en classe ont amené Amnesty International à mettre en ga Plusieurs écoles de Tanzanie ont obligé des élèves séropositifs au VIH à porter un ruban rouge en classe au motif que cela les dispense d'activités demandant beaucoup d'énergie. Media Node:  tanzania ribbon_fr Story Location:  Tanzanie 10° 2' 11.9472" S, 39° 27' 46.4076" E “Cette décision va probablement aggraver la discrimination et les gens risquent de décider de ne pas faire de test de dépistage du VIH.” Source:  Michael Bochenek, directeur du programme Droit et politique d'Amnesty International

Tanzania must end HIV ‘red ribbon’ stigma in schools - 16 March 2012

Headline Title:  Tanzania must end HIV ‘red ribbon’ stigma in schools The reported decision by several Tanzanian schools to force HIV-positive pupils to wear red ribbons to class has prompted Amnesty International to caution against stigmatization of those suffering Several Tanzanian schools have forced HIV-positive pupils to wear red ribbons to class, claiming it excuses them from strenuous activities. Media Node:  tanzania ribbon Story Location:  United Kingdom 10° 2' 11.9472" S, 39° 27' 46.4076" E See map: Google Maps “This move is likely to result in further discrimination and mean that people will decide to not get tested for HIV.” Source:  Michael Bochenek, Amnesty International’s Legal and Policy Director

Human rights in Guatemala under scrutiny by UN - 16 March 2012

Headline Title:  Human rights in Guatemala under scrutiny by UN Recent progress on justice for crimes of the past must be matched with action on current abuses if human rights are to be a reality in Guatemala, Amnesty International said ahead of the country’s a Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance. Media Node:  Guatemala civil war dead Twitter Tag:  Guatemala Story Location:  Guatemala 15° 3' 43.9992" N, 90° 22' 24.726" W “In recent years, we have seen some progress for human rights in Guatemala, particularly when it comes to bringing to justice some of those responsible for the abuses committed during the internal armed conflict. Unfortunately, we’ve also seen that abuses committed against the most marginalized groups in Guatemala, including women and Indigenous Peoples, continue and human rights defenders remain under attack.” Source:  Sebastian Elgueta, Guatemala researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 16/03/2012 URL:  Guatemala: Submission to UN Human Rights Committee Description:  Briefing, 21 February 2012 URL:  Guatemala: Fifth former soldier convicted over role in Dos Erres massacre Description:  News story, 14 March 2012 URL:  Guatemala: Former head of state’s trial for genocide one more step against impunity Description:  News story, 27 January 2012 URL:  Stop the death threats: Join our campaign for freedom of expression Description:  Blog, 17 January 2012

يوم المرأة: مناسبةٌ لاتخاذ موقف مساند للمرأة في الشرق الأوسط - 6 March 2012

Headline Title:  يوم المرأة: مناسبةٌ لاتخاذ موقف مساند للمرأة في الشرق الأوسط صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية بأنه يتعين على الجميع التعبير عن تضامنه مع النساء اللواتي تحليْن بالشجاعة وممن لعبن دوراً مفصلياً في الانتفاضات التي اجتاحت منطقة الشرق الأوسط وش يتعين على الجميع التعبير عن تضامنه مع النساء اللواتي تحليْن بالشجاعة وممن لعبن دوراً مفصلياً في الانتفاضات التي اجتاحت منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا. Media Node:  IWD women protesters_Ar Asmaa Assad Silent_Ar Saudi Women Freedom_Ar Twitter Tag:  IWD Story Location:  المملكة العربية السعودية 25° 29' 17.6712" N, 45° 0' 0" E “أصبحت المرأة مصدر إلهام وإحدى القوى الدافعة باتجاه التغيير في كافة دول منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وذلك من خلال وقوفها في وجه الأنظمة القمعية دفاعاً عن حقوق الإنسان الأساسية، ورغبةً في نشر الإصلاح والمساواة.” Source:  المديرة التنفيذية لبرنامج القانون والسياسات الدولية في منظمة العفو الدولية، ويدني براون Date:  Tue, 06/03/2012 URL:  Year of Rebellion: Human rights in the Middle East and North Africa URL:  Women's Rights

Journée de la femme : prenons position aux côtés des femmes du Moyen-Orient - 6 March 2012

Headline Title:  Moyen-Orient : solidarité avec les militantes Il faut que le monde entier manifeste sa solidarité avec les femmes courageuses qui ont joué un rôle essentiel dans les soulèvements ayant balayé le Moyen-Orient et l'Afrique du Nord, a déclaré Amn À l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, Amnesty International manifeste sa solidarité avec les femmes courageuses qui luttent en faveur des droits humains au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord. Media Node:  IWD women protesters_fr VIDEO: Saudi Arabian women drive their way to freedom_fr VIDEO: Syria's First Lady silent on human rights record_fr Twitter Tag:  IWD Story Location:  Saudi Arabia 25° 29' 17.6712" N, 45° 0' 0" E “À travers le Moyen-Orient et l'Afrique du Nord, des femmes ont contribué à inspirer le changement, s'opposant à des régimes répressifs afin de défendre les droits fondamentaux et de promouvoir la réforme et l'égalité.” Source:  Widney Brown, directrice générale chargée du droit international et de la stratégie politique à Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 06/03/2012 URL:  Year of Rebellion: Human rights in the Middle East and North Africa URL:  Droits des femmes

Women’s Day: Taking a stand with women in the Middle East - 6 March 2012

Headline Title:  Women’s Day: Taking a stand with women in the Middle East People around the world should show their solidarity with the courageous women who were pivotal in uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International said. On International Women's Day, Amnesty International supports the courageous women fighting for human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Media Node:  IWD women protesters VIDEO: Saudi Arabian women drive their way to freedom VIDEO: Syria's First Lady silent on human rights record Twitter Tag:  IWD Story Location:  Saudi Arabia 25° 29' 17.6712" N, 45° 0' 0" E “Across the Middle East and North Africa, women have been an inspiring force for change, standing up against repressive regimes to defend basic human rights and promote reform and equality.” Source:  Widney Brown, Senior Director of International Law and Policy at Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 06/03/2012 URL:  Year of Rebellion: Human rights in the Middle East and North Africa URL:  Women's Rights

Día de la Mujer: Solidaridad con las mujeres de Oriente Medio - 6 March 2012

Headline Title:  Día de la Mujer: Solidaridad con las mujeres de Oriente Medio Las personas de todo el mundo deben mostrar su solidaridad con las valientes mujeres que han sido fundamentales en los alzamientos de Oriente Medio y el Norte de África, ha declarado Amnistía Inter El Día Internacional de la Mujer, Amnistía Internacional muestra su solidaridad con las valientes mujeres que luchan por los derechos humanos en Oriente Medio y el Norte de África. Media Node:  IWD women protesters_es VIDEO: Libertad al volante para las mujeres saudíes VIDEO: La primera dama guarda silencio sobre el historial de derechos humanos de Siria Story Location:  Saudi Arabia 25° 29' 17.6712" N, 45° 0' 0" E “En todo Oriente Medio y el Norte de África las mujeres son una fuerza inspiradora para el cambio al haberse alzado contra regímenes represivos para defender derechos humanos fundamentales y promover la reforma y la igualdad.” Source:  Widney Brown, directora general de Derecho Internacional y Política de Amnistía Internacional Date:  Tue, 06/03/2012 URL:  Un año de rebelión: Derechos humanos en Oriente Medio y el Norte de África URL:  Derechos de las Mujeres

Bolivia must investigate violence at disability protest - 24 February 2012

Headline Title:  Bolivia must investigate violence at disability protest Bolivia’s authorities must initiate a prompt, full and independent investigation into reports that police used excessive force against people with disabilities during a demonstration in La Paz on T Police in La Paz are accused of using excessive force against a protest led by people with disabilities who demand an increase in state subsidies. Media Node:  La Paz disability protest Story Location:  Bolivia 16° 31' 41.754" S, 68° 10' 42.2616" W “Disturbing reports and images from near Plaza Murillo seem to show the police lashing out indiscriminately against the protesters, many of whom were using wheelchairs. ” Source:  Guadalupe Marengo, Deputy Americas Programme Director at Amnesty International. Date:  Fri, 24/02/2012 URL:  Bolivia: Use of excessive force must be investigated Description:  Public statement, 27 September 2011

Le Mexique doit remédier à la discrimination dont sont victimes les migrants et les membres des communautés indigènes - 14 February 2012

Headline Title:  Mexique: les migrants et indigènes victimes de discrimination Les autorités mexicaines doivent lutter contre la discrimination et mettre en œuvre des mesures afin de veiller à ce que les migrants et les populations indigènes puissent jouir de leurs droits fon Les migrants et les membres de communautés indigènes au Mexique doivent pouvoir jouir pleinement de leurs droits humains. Media Node:  Discrimination in Mexico_fr Story Location:  Mexico 24° 41' 22.614" N, 104° 14' 17.8116" W “La discrimination est toujours très répandue et s'immisce partout dans la société mexicaine.” Source:  Rupert Knox, chercheur sur le Mexique à Amnesty International Date:  Tue, 14/02/2012 URL:  Mexico: Briefing to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 80th Session, February 2012 Description:  Rapport de synthèse, 1er décembre 2011 URL:  Mexique. Les migrants ayant entrepris la dangereuse traversée du Mexique ont «désespérément besoin de chaussettes» Description:  Communiqué de presse, 26 janvier 2012 URL:  Journée internationale des migrants. Le Mexique continue à manquer à l'obligation qui lui est faite de protéger les migrants Description:  Communiqué de presse, 15 décembre 2011 URL:  What would you take? Description:  Action d'Amnesty International en faveur des migrants qui traversent le Mexique

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