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Australia’s government is gutting progressive legislation

Adam Long despairs at the increasingly extremist bent of the Tony Abbott administration and its open disdain for equality.

Filed in: Australia Minorities

Sign language is our rightful mother tongue

Jill Jones explains why signing is particularly vulnerable to dying out – and why this basic human right must be protected.

Filed in: Disability Human Rights Language Language Minorities

Roma discrimination rife

Slovakia isolates this persecuted population from the rest of society by building walls and segregating schools, says Lydia James.

Filed in: Minorities Slovakia

Happy Thingyan Water Festival for Rohingyas? Like hell

One Western aid worker is frustrated and sickened by what’s going on in Burma.

Filed in: Burma Development Minorities Religion

Are Western evangelists responsible for Uganda's homophobia?

Patience Akumu considers what impact preaching hate has had on the country’s citizens and politicians.

Filed in: Minorities Uganda

Mauritania, slavery hotspot

Katie Harris explains why this desert nation has the world’s highest rates of slavery and outlines moves for change.

Filed in: Human Rights Mauritania Minorities

Crude triumphalism in Sri Lanka

On the eve of the Commonwealth summit in Colombo, Lewis Garland reports on the insidious disempowerment of the country’s Tamil community.

Filed in: Minorities Politics Sri Lanka

Who are the Roma people?

To counter some of the recent accusatory news coverage, Philip Brown shares a few facts.

Filed in: Equality Europe Human Rights Minorities United Kingdom

Some rapes are more newsworthy than others in India

A handful of cases attract international attention yet crimes against Dalit women go unreported, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India Minorities Women

Does multiculturalism have a future in Britain?

Inspired by the rightward lurch of British politics, The Prisma newspaper set up a debate to try to answer this question. Amy Hall reports.

Filed in: Activism Equality Human Rights Minorities Society United Kingdom

Britain moves a step closer to combating caste

Mari Marcel Thekaekara congratulates the country’s Dalit community on finally winning legal protection against discrimination.

Filed in: Human Rights India Minorities Society United Kingdom

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