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Equal Rights Trust Publishes 15th Equal Rights Review Focusing on Equality in Employment

London, 1 October 2015

Today, the Equal Rights Trust published Volume Fifteen of the Equal Rights Review, an interdisciplinary bi-annual journal intended as a forum for the exchange of legal, philosophical, sociological and other ideas and practical insights for those who are promoting equality. This issue contains a special section on equality in employment, as well as an interview on the same issue with Brankica Janković, Commissioner for Protection of Equality for the Serbian Parliament and Chai Feldblum who was appointed by President Obama as Commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

New Report Launched on How and Why States Must Reform Gender Discriminatory Nationality Laws

Geneva, 22 September 2015

Today, a report which focuses on the devastating impact of discriminatory nationality laws in Madagascar and Nepal has been launched by the Equal Rights Trust. It outlines how, in some countries with such laws, women are not able to pass on citizenship to their children and identifies the myriad problems that result from this.

Achieving Equal Nationality Rights, 22 September, Geneva

Geneva, 17 September 2015
 
Woman with banner reading Equal Nationality laws in 27 countries prevent mothers from passing their nationality to their children on an equal basis with fathers. This discrimination results in a range of other significant human rights violations and suffering for individuals and families, contributing to myriad problems, including: statelessness; lack of access to public education, health care and other social services; child marriage; gender-based violence; unemployment and poverty. 

Equal Rights Trust Launches First Comprehensive Report on Inequality in Ukraine

Kyiv, 14 August 2015

On Friday 14 August the Equal Rights Trust launched In the Crosscurrents: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Ukraine. The report is the first time an in-depth analysis on discrimination felt by various groups across Ukraine has ever been undertaken, and it assesses how the recent conflict has exacerbated situations for these groups.   

Equal Rights Trust and Partners Focus on Protecting Stateless Rohingya at UNHCR NGO Consultations

London, 29 June 2015
 
The May 2015 tragedy that unfolded as thousands of Rohingya were left stranded at sea, alongside discoveries of trafficking camps and mass graves in Thailand and Malaysia, is the latest chapter in a decades-long saga of acute abuse and limited protection experienced by Rohingya.

Equal Rights Trust Publishes 14th Equal Rights Review Focusing on Religion and Discrimination

London, 31st March 2015

"My line manager wrote in her referral, "K has reported that proprietary shampoos make the condition (eczema) worse and therefore she does not wash her hair very often. This is causing a significant odour and is not conducive to working within the team room" (...) The most malicious team member opened a window in a symbolic gesture, accused me of disrespecting the team, and said I had 'run out of excuses.'" - Testimony from a woman discriminated at work due to her association with Islam, The Equal Rights Review, Volume 14.

Rising religious intolerance and attacks across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and the negative, and often over-simplistic, reaction of the media and opposing movements has heightened and created divisions, tensions and discrimination among, and against, communities globally.

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