Take Action to Improve Conditions for Dalit Women. Women and Girls Facing Caste-Based Discrimination Need Special Protections
United Nations member states should focus urgent attention and decisive action to improve conditions for Dalit women, four international non-governmental organisations said today. The combination of caste and gender makes millions of Dalit women extremely vulnerable to discrimination and violence, including rape, forced prostitution and modern forms of slavery. Read more...
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The ICC at 10 Years: Crises of Cooperation, Capacity and Legitimacy
Chelsea Purvis and Awaz Raoof, lawyers who are currently assisting MRG’s Legal Cases Team, report back from a panel discussion in London hosted by the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. Read more...
Meera, medium and message – MRG’s BBC Radio 4 Appeal
MRG’s Fundraiser, Lali Foster, reflects on our collaboration with UK actress Meera Syal and BBC Radio 4 to raise awareness and funds for MRG’s work to end slavery in Mauritania. Read more...
Full length documentary from MRG and Hollman Morris: Suárez Gold - Afro-Colombian miners defending their heritage
Afro-Colombians have been carrying out small-scale mining in Colombia’s Cauca region since their ancestors settled there in 1637. Between 2002 and 2010, Colombia’s government gave out 7,500 mining exploration titles to national and foreign companies eager to exploit the country’s precious resources.
In this documentary we hear of the Afro-Colombian community of La Toma’s brave, and sometimes deadly struggle to prevent the invasion of mining companies and defend their ancestral livelihoods at all costs. Watch it in the Minority Voices Newsroom.