Egypt’s religious minorities bear the brunt of renewed insecurity, new report
Egypt’s January 25 Revolution was driven by a demand for greater liberty, but insecurity and sectarian violence since then has increased, and the country’s religious minorities are bearing the brunt, says MRG in a new report.
MRG's report, No Change in Sight: The situation of religious minorities in post-Mubarak Egypt, highlights the role of government policy, restrictive legislation, police inaction, irresponsible media coverage and the rise of religious hate speech, in encouraging division and instability in the country since the 2011 revolution.
The bulk of the research for the report occurred in May and June 2013, shortly before the removal of President Mohamed Morsi, but violence against minority members and their places of worship is ongoing. Read more...
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Speaking out against the silence: Violence and minority women
As activists and non-governmental organizations take part in the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, Jasmin Qureshi, who works in MRG's communications team, highlights the need to focus on minority and indigenous women, how they are affected by violence, and what should be done to address it. Read more...
Les Nations Unies préoccupées par la situation des droits civils et politiques en Mauritanie
Genève - Les 21 et 22 octobre 2013, a eu lieu l'examen du rapport initial de la Mauritanie sur l'application du Pacte International relatif au Droits Civils et Politiques. Ce rapport qui intervient sept ans après la ratification du Pacte, est le premier présenté par l'Etat Partie. Les ONG et associations, AFCF, Alkarama, AMANE, COVIRE et MRG, ont présenté un rapport sur la situation des droits civils et politiques en Mauritanie. Read more...
Minorities and indigenous peoples suffer more ill-health and poorer quality of care, new global report launched as UN meets to follow up on MDGs
Minorities and indigenous peoples suffer more ill-health and receive poorer quality of care, says MRG in a new global report.
MRG's flagship report, State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2013, presents a global picture of the health inequalities experienced by minorities and indigenous communities.
The report is launched to coincide with a United Nations General Assembly meeting to follow up on efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and says that ill-health and poor healthcare are often consequences of discrimination. Read more...