Roma in Croatia and Bulgaria face discrimination with little recourse to legal remedies – new report

Roma communities in Croatia and Bulgaria continue to experience persistent discrimination despite various governmental strategies to ensure their social integration, a Minority Rights Group Europe (MRGE) report reveals. The research exposes that segregation in...

MRG condemns widespread attacks against Hindu minority in Bangladesh

Minority Rights Group (MRG) strongly condemns the widespread attacks against Hindus in Bangladesh over the past week. Violent attacks began sweeping Bangladesh as its Hindu minority community was celebrating its biggest annual festival, the Durga Puja, starting on 13...

Looking back on the past 4 years working with minorities and indigenous peoples

By Cécile Clerc, Director of Development & Partnerships at Minority Rights Group  In my fundraising role, believe me or not… I am not always raising money. I mean, I spend most of my time raising funding for all our much needed projects around the world, but I...

World Food Day: How much do you know about the food habits of minorities and indigenous peoples?

16 October is World Food Day – Test yourself on your knowledge of foods from minorities and indigenous cultures! Find out how much you know about food from across the world and get some inspiration for your next culinary adventure on the way. Don’t worry – there will...

By turning down bill against forced conversion, Pakistan fails to address human rights violations

Minority Rights Group International condemns the recent decision of the Pakistani Parliamentary Committee to set aside a draft Bill aiming to address forced conversion in Pakistan. MRG works closely with members of many minority religious communities and sects in...

EVENT: On the edge of society – Discrimination against Roma in Croatia and Bulgaria (BLG/ENG)

Do Roma face cases of discrimination? Why aren’t people from the community willing to report these cases? What is the situation of discrimination against Roma in Bulgaria and Croatia? What obstacles do Roma face in accessing justice? These and other questions...

Open letter from civil society to world leaders: Put human rights at the centre of environmental policy

This open letter was signed by 166 civil society organizations and individuals calling upon world leaders to put human rights at the centre of environmental policy. Respecting and protecting human rights and protecting the environment are inextricably linked. Yet...

Tunisia: Journalist and woman human rights defender Arroi Baraket charged

The following is a joint statement of MRG and Front Line Defenders. On 30 September 2021, the public prosecutor of Tunis informed Arroi Baraket that her hearing will take place on 22 October 2021. The woman human rights defender will face aggravated charges of...

“Growth over safety”? Latest Facebook revelations signal urgent need for partnerships to tackle hate speech

This press release was published this morning on the website of CREID, the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development that MRG is part of. As former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, Frances Haugen, reveals damning evidence around Facebook’s...

EVENT: On the edge of society – Discrimination against Roma in Croatia and Bulgaria (CRO/ENG)

​In Croatia, Roma face discrimination in all spheres of life, including school segregation and discrimination in employment. Negative stereotypes and xenophobic attitudes remain widespread, leading to social exclusion and socio-economic disparities. Yet, most cases of...

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