Discrimination

Paraskevi Kokoni : déchirés par la haine - 7 December 2014

Headline Title:  Paraskevi Kokoni : déchirés par la haine Etoliko est une ville paisible de l’ouest de la Grèce dont le centre est situé sur une île, reliée au continent par un pont élancé qui dessert le plus vieux quartier rom de la ville. Avant, ils étaient voisins. Aujourd’hui, le racisme et la peur déchirent cette petite ville grecque tranquille. Media Node:  Pariskevi Kokoni_fr Pariskevi Kokoni family_fr At a Glance:  Écrivez une lettre, changez sa vie Exhortez les autorités grecques à faire le nécessaire pour que les agresseurs de Paraskevi soient jugés sans délai et que leur condamnation, quelle que soit sa nature, reconnaisse le caractère raciste de l’attaque.Formule d’appel : Monsieur le Ministre,Adresse : Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, 96 Mesogeion Avenue, 115 27 Athens, GrèceAgissez en ligne Twitter Tag:  WriteForRights Story Location:  Greece 37° 52' 30.1764" N, 22° 3' 39.7692" E “Deux des hommes m’ont attaquée tandis que les autres rouaient Kostas de coups de poing et de pied. J’appelais au secours mais personne ne venait.” Source:  Paraskevi Kokoni URL:  Grèce : Faites cesser les agressions racistes contre les Roms Description:  Passez à l'action URL:  Écrire pour les droits Description:  Découvrez les autres cas de la campagne et passez à l'action !

Woman and girls in Mkhondo, South Africa: Force for change - 15 December 2014

Headline Title:  Woman and girls in Mkhondo, South Africa: Force for change Maria Shongwe has overcome obstacles that many women and girls in South Africa face - including poverty and living with HIV - to become an inspirational community activist. Maria Shongwe has overcome obstacles that many women and girls in South Africa face - including poverty and living with HIV - to become an inspirational community activist. Media Node:  Mkhondo main At a Glance:  Write a letter, change their livesPlease tell the South African government to prioritize better health care for women and girls in Mkhondo Municipality.Start your letter “Dear Minister” and send it to Pravin Gordhan, Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Service Delivery Private Bag X802, Pretoria 0001 South Africa Fax: +27 12 326 4478 Email: minreg@treasury.gov.zaTake action online. Twitter Tag:  WriteForRights Story Location:  Afrique du Sud 30° 59' 25.7856" S, 22° 40' 40.0044" E “I spoke to the lady [at the clinic] and disclosed my [HIV] status. She say: “No, don’t tell anybody you have tested positive.” I say I want to be helped because I don’t know what this virus will do to my body. She didn’t understand.” Source:  Maria Shongwe. URL:  South Africa: Mkhondo Municipality - Pregnancy shouldn't kill Description:  Take Action! URL:  Write for Rights Description:  Write a letter, change a life

John Jeanette Solstad Remø: Open secret - 11 December 2014

Headline Title:  John Jeanette Solstad Remø: Open secret Submarine captain John Remø was careful to hide all the evidence, stashing the women’s Submarine captain John Remø was careful to hide all the evidence, stashing the women’s clothes in the cellar. It would take another 30 years before the secret was out in the open. Media Node:  John Jeanette Solstad Remø John Jeanette vid At a Glance:  What does being transgender mean?It describes people whose gender identity is different from the legal gender that they were assigned at birth. Transgender people are often assumed to be gay, but gender identity has nothing to do with sexual orientation.Why is John Jeanette's situation a human rights issue?Making transgender people choose between irreversible sterilization surgery, or not having their gender legally recognized, violates their right to live free from discrimination and inhumane, cruel or degrading treatment.Why is now a good opportunity for change?Denmark recently passed a landmark law allowing transgender people to change their gender legally without being diagnosed with a mental disorder or having surgery. Only Argentina has similar laws. By changing its law too, Norway will live up to its image as a human rights and equality champion. Write a letter, change her lifePlease urge the Norwegian government to change the law so John Jeanette can change her legal gender without compulsory medical treatment.Start your letter “Dear Minister” and send it to: Minister Bent Høie, Ministry of Health and Care Services, PO Box 8011 Dep, 0030 Oslo, Norway Email Twitter  Take action online  Twitter Tag:  WriteForRights Story Location:  Royaume-Uni 62° 8' 43.5516" N, 8° 15' 49.392" E See map: Google Maps “I sit in a waiting room as a woman, only to have my male name called out. I’m prepared for it, but I still feel humiliated and frustrated every time.” Source:  John Jeanette Solstad Remø. URL:  Norway: Fix the law for transgender people Description:  Take Action! URL:  Write for Rights Description:  Write a letter, change a life

Afghanistan: Donors should urge human rights progress - 3 December 2014

Headline Title:  Afghanistan: Donors should urge human rights progress   Afghanistan’s foreign donors should press the Afghan government to prevent a further deterioration in the country’s human rights situation and support services crucial to rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.  Media Node:  Afghanistan conference Story Location:  Afghanistan 35° 8' 32.55" N, 69° 33' 55.548" E “Afghanistan needs sustained political and financial backing to strengthen human rights and rule of law. Donors and the new unity government must ensure that human rights are at the heart of reforms undertaken by the new Afghan unity government and donor assistance to Afghanistan.” Source:  Richard Bennett, Asia-Pacific Director at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 03/12/2014 “The London conference is a crucial moment in determining whether the new Afghan government will take concrete steps to end human rights abuses, and whether donors have the will to stay involved in defending the rights of Afghans beyond 2014. Without international pressure and aid specifically targeted at ending rights abuses, many of the gains of the last 13 years could easily slip away.” Source:  Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch Date:  Wed, 03/12/2014 URL:  Afghanistan Description:  Country page (Amnesty International) URL:  Afghanistan Description:  Country page (Human Rights Watch) URL:  London Conference on Afghanistan 2014 Description:  Official page

Pariskevi Kokoni: Torn apart by hate - 7 December 2014

Headline Title:  Pariskevi Kokoni: Torn apart by hate Etoliko is a quiet town in western Greece. Its centre lies on an island, linked to the mainland by a slender bridge that takes you to the town’s oldest Romani neighbourhood. Once they were neighbours. Today, racism and fear have left this quiet Greek town a divided community. Media Node:  Pariskevi Kokoni Pariskevi Kokoni family At a Glance:  Write a letter, change her lifeUrge the Greek authorities to make sure that Pariskevi’s attackers are swiftly tried, and that any sentence recognizes the racist motive of the crime.Write to: Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, 96 Mesogeion Avenue 115, 27 Athens, Greece.Take action online Twitter Tag:  WriteForRights Story Location:  Greece 37° 52' 30.1764" N, 22° 3' 39.7692" E “Two of the men went for me and the rest were punching and kicking Kostas. I was calling for help but nobody came.” Source:  Pariskevi Kokoni URL:  Greece: End racist attacks against Roma community Description:  Take action

منظمة العفو الدولية تطلق حملة "اكتب من أجل الحقوق"، أضخم حملة لحقوق الإنسان في العالم لعام 2014 - 28 November 2014

Headline Title:  منظمة العفو الدولية تطلق حملة "اكتب من أجل الحقوق"، أضخم حملة لحقوق الإنسان في العالم لعام يتهيأ ملايين الأعضاء في منظمة العفو الدولية، من شتى أرجاء العالم، للمشاركة في أضخم حملة سنوية لحقوق الإنسان في العالم ستنطل يتهيأ ملايين الأعضاء في منظمة العفو الدولية، من شتى أرجاء العالم، للمشاركة في أضخم حملة سنوية لحقوق الإنسان في العالم ستنطلق في 3 ديسمبر/كانون الأول  Media Node:  W4R AR Twitter Tag:  WriteForRights Story Location:  “حملة اكتبوا من أجل الحقوق تجسد كل ما تمثله منظمة العفو الدولية- أفراد يقدمون العون لأفراد آخرين، حيثما كانوا. وهي فعالية فريدة وغير عادية تجمع سوية ملايين البشر في مسعى لتأمين العدالة لرجال ونساء وأطفال من شتى أنحاء العالم” Source:  سليل شتي، الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  اكتبوا من أجل الحقوق 2014 Description:  اكتب رسالة, غير حياة

Amnesty International lance Écrire pour les droits, la plus grande campagne mondiale en faveur des droits humains de 2014 - 28 November 2014

Headline Title:  Amnesty International lance Écrire pour les droits 2014   Des millions de sympathisants d’Amnesty International vont participer à Écrire pour les droits, la plus grande campagne mondiale de défense des droits humains, qui démarre le 3 décembre.  Media Node:  Écrire pour les droits bannière NWS At a Glance:  Écrire pour les droits en chiffresÉcrire pour les droits a vu le jour en 2001 avec l’organisation en Pologne d’un premier marathon d’écriture de lettres, pendant 24 heures.En 2013 l’événement était devenu une campagne mondiale impliquant des centaines de milliers de participants de 140 pays du monde.Pour cette seule année 2013, 2,3 millions de signatures, lettres et tweets ont été collectés, en faveur de 12 personnes.Trois militants injustement emprisonnés – la défenseure cambodgienne du droit au logement Yorm Bopha et les militants russes Vladimir Akimenkov et Mikhaïl Kossenko – ont été libérés après l’envoi de milliers de signatures en leur faveur par les sympathisants d’Amnesty International.  Twitter Tag:  WriteForRights Story Location:  “Écrire pour les droits incarne parfaitement ce qu’est Amnesty International : des personnes qui aident d’autres personnes, où qu’elles soient. C’est un événement unique et extraordinaire, qui rassemble des millions de personnes mobilisées pour obtenir justice pour des hommes, des femmes et des enfants dans le monde entier.” Source:  Salil Shetty, secrétaire général d'Amnesty International URL:  Écrire pour les droits 2014 Description:  Écrire une lettre, changer une vie

Amnesty International launches Write for Rights, the largest human rights campaign of 2014 - 28 November 2014

Headline Title:  Amnesty International launches Write for Rights 2014 Millions of Amnesty International supporters from around the globe are set to take part in the world’s largest annual human rights campaign launching on 3 December. Millions of Amnesty International supporters from around the globe are set to take part in Write for Rights, the world’s largest annual human rights campaign launching on 3 December.  Media Node:  W4R At a Glance:  Write for Rights in numbersThe campaign was first launched in 2001 as a 24-hour letter writing marathon in Poland.By 2013 it had grown into a global campaign with hundreds of thousands of people from 140 countries taking part.2.3 million petition signatures, letters and tweets were collected on behalf of 12 individuals in 2013 alone.Three unfairly imprisoned activists -- Cambodian housing rights activist Yorm Bopha and Russian activists Vladimir Akimenkov and Mikhail Kosenko -- were released after Amnesty International supporters sent thousands of signatures on their behalf.  Twitter Tag:  WriteForRights Story Location:  “Write for Rights epitomizes what Amnesty International is all about – individuals helping other individuals, wherever they might be. It is a unique and extraordinary event that brings together millions of people in a bid to secure justice for men, women and children around the world. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. URL:  Write for Rights 2014 Description:  Write a letter, change a life

الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية: احترموا الحق في التظاهر السلمي في أعقاب قرار فيرغسون - 25 November 2014

Headline Title:  الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية: احترموا الحق في التظاهر السلمي في أعقاب قرار فيرغسون قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم: إنه يجب على الموظفين المسؤولين عن تنفيذ القوانين عدم اللجوء إلى الاستخدام المفرط للقوة حيث قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم: إنه يجب على الموظفين المسؤولين عن تنفيذ القوانين عدم اللجوء إلى الاستخدام المفرط للقوة حيث يتظاهر المحتجون في أعقاب قرار هيئة المحلفين بعدم اتهام أحد ضباط الشرطة بإطلاق النار على الشاب مايكل بروان  Media Node:  Ferguson AR Twitter Tag:  Ferguson Story Location:  United States 38° 46' 39.9" N, 90° 17' 57.7032" W See map: Google Maps “لا يمكن أن يكون هناك تكرار للانتهاكات التي وقعت من قبل الشرطة خلال احتجاجات أغسطس/آب. إن الحق في التظاهر السلمي حق من حقوق الإنسان يجب أن يحاط بالحماية والحراسة. وعلى ضباط الشرطة احترام هذا الحق وتسهيل ممارسته لا عرقلته” Source:  ستيفن هوكينز، المدير التنفيذي لفرع منظمة العفو الدولية بالولايات المتحدة Date:  Tue, 25/11/2014 URL:  Ferguson: Respect the Rights of Peaceful Protesters Description:  Take action! URL:  On the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson Description:  Report, 24 October 2014 URL:  USA: Urgently investigate policing methods after use of lethal force in Missouri Description:  News story, 14 August 2014 URL:  Use of lethal force by Ferguson Police Department Officer Description:  Open letter, 13 August 2014

Una campaña para combatir la violencia y la discriminación contra mujeres y niñas

Simpatizantes de Amnistía Internacional en todo el mundo se suman hoy a la campaña 16 Días de Activismo contra la Violencia de Género para combatir la violencia y la discriminación contra las mujeres y las niñas, incluida la negación de los derechos sexuales y reproductivos.  Simpatizantes de Amnistía Internacional en todo el mundo se suman hoy a la campaña de los

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