News headlines for “Racism”, page 2

  1. Breaking the Silence on Racism in Cuba

    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    Gloria Rolando has been revealing hidden chapters of Cuban history since the 2010 premiere of the first part of her documentary series '1912: Breaking the Silence,' about the virtually unknown story about the only legal political party to promote racial equality in this country.

  2. Native People of El Salvador Finally Recognised

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    After decades of struggle, indigenous people in El Salvador will finally be recognised in the constitution — a first step towards recovering their community identity, which they have been denied by the state and by society at large.

  3. Q&A: Mother Earth Should Not Be 'Owned, Privatised and Exploited'

    Wednesday, May 09, 2012

    For centuries, indigenous peoples and their rights, resources and lands have been exploited. Yet long overdue acknowledgment of past exploitation and dedicated efforts by indigenous peoples have done little to end or prevent violations of the present, despite their brutal consequences for the health of the planet, stated indigenous leaders in the Manaus Declaration of 2011.

  4. Tunisia's Revolution is Just Beginning

    Wednesday, May 09, 2012

    Lingering violence, intolerance and oppression in Tunisia, following the ousting of former dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011, tells the revolutionaries who sparked the Arab Spring that their work is just beginning.

  5. Islamists Stall Gender Equality Bill

    Wednesday, May 09, 2012

    The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia’s parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms discrimination against women (CEDAW) has become uncertain after falling afoul of powerful Islamist groups.

  6. COLOMBIA: Saving the River Basin, One Schoolchild at a Time

    Tuesday, May 08, 2012

    'Out of love for the river, we reforest, recycle, and make this place beautiful,' says a sign welcoming visitors to the Floragaita school, where a balsa (Ochroma pyramidale) tree with enormous white flowers guards the entrance to the lush green grounds on a hill in the heart of Colombia’s Andes mountains.

  7. Caste Blocks Revamp of Nepal's Sex Workers

    Monday, May 07, 2012

    Social activists say that attempts to rehabilitate sex workers in this former monarchy call for special efforts to uplift the Badi, a Hindu caste that has for centuries been associated with entertainment and prostitution.

  8. Women 'Invisible' in Myanmar

    Saturday, May 05, 2012

    While Aung San Suu Kyi enjoys iconic status in Myanmar (also known as Burma), women remain invisible in this country steeped in Buddhist tradition and emerging from decades of military rule.

  9. Modern Obstetrics and Midwives Need to Join Forces

    Friday, May 04, 2012

    María dos Prazeres de Souza has lost count of the number of births 'without a single death' she has attended as a midwife, an occupation that there is renewed interest in strengthening in traditional communities in Brazil where state services are not available or are not entirely acceptable for cultural reasons.

  10. KYRGYZSTAN: Justice Elusive for Kidnapped Brides

    Friday, May 04, 2012

    Even though she was kidnapped, pressured into marrying a man from a nearby village, and then abandoned without means to sustain herself and the couple's two young children, Totugul can't rely on Kyrgyzstan's courts for help.

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