As part of its project in Guyana, the Equal Rights Trust uncovered widespread evidence of direct and indirect discrimination against people with disabilities, in both law and policy, as well as a multitude of practical barriers to their equal participation in society.
As part of our work in Russia, the Equal Rights Trust works with the LGBT Network to support Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons. This sees that a number of support centres and local organisations are assisted throughout Russia. In 2014 we spoke to Goula a representative of the organisation Rainbow World – which works to raise awareness on LGBT rights. Could you explain how Rainbow World was established?
People with psycho-social and learning disabilities are among the least visible victims of discrimination. They suffer, often systematically, violations of a broad range of human rights. In July 2008, our researches visited Nigeria to study discriminatory law enforcement practices that led to deaths in custody.
In 1992 at least 18,305 people were unlawfully removed from Slovenia’s registry of permanent residents. They were mainly people from other former Yugoslav republics who had been living in Slovenia and had not acquired citizenship after the country’s independence in 1991.
Nepal is one of 27 countries which discriminates against women in their ability to pass on nationality to their children on an equal basis with men1. Such laws have devastating impacts on families affected who are often unable to access education, health services, jobs and their freedom of movement is severely restricted.
As part of our work in Russia, the Equal Rights Trust works with the Russian LGBT Network to support Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons through legal and psychological assistance, as well as raising awareness on LGBT rights. The Network helps a number of support centres throughout Russia, one of which is situated in Yekaterinburg. In 2015 we spoke to the centre’s psychologist who explained more about the psychological programme which helps LGBT persons deal with homophobia.
As part of its work in Kenya, the Equal Rights Trust and its partner the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya) are helping community based organisations provide legal assistance to thousands of women across Kenya. Belice Oyanji is a member of the community based organisation Tuone Mbee which works in Makueni, East Kenya. Below she explains how the organisation helps women in the area.  
Vuk Raičević works as Legal Field Assistant with Praxis, who together with the Equal Rights Trust provides legal support to protect vulnerable groups in Serbia. Here he describes his work helping Roma, a minority subject to a disproportionate amount of discrimination.