Description: Minority Rights Group acts as a bridge between excluded communities and decision makers, telling indigenous peoples about opportunities to contribute and reminding decision makers that they need to listen to and involve all, particularly those with proven strategies of living in harmony with nature.
Description: Minority Rights Group International campaigns worldwide with around 150 partners in over 50 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard.. Through our programmes, publications, advocacy, legal cases, training and education, and our action in the media, we support minority and indigenous people as they ...
Description: Minority rights are the normal individual rights as applied to members of racial, ethnic, class, religious, linguistic or gender and sexual minorities; and also the collective rights accorded to any minority group. Civil-rights movements often seek to ensure that individual rights are not denied on the basis of membership in a minority group. Such civil-rights advocates include the global women's-rights and global LGBT-rights movements, and various racial-minority rights movements around the world (such as the Civil Rights Movementin …
4. Minority Rights Group International - Minority Stories
Description: Minority Rights. “Sadly in many countries, failure to value and respect diversity has led to the erosion of the rights of persons belonging to minorities, often involving their exclusion from effective participation,” said UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay. Pillay urged all Member States to …
Description: Minority rights strengthen inter-ethnic relations: The protection of minority rights is an exercise of tolerance and intercultural dialogue. By encouraging mutual respect and understanding, the different groups that comprise a society should be able to engage and cooperate with one another, while preserving their own identity.
Description: Minority Rights: International Standards and Guidance for Implementation New York and Geneva, 2010. ii NOTE The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the
Description: Minority rights regularly change in conjunction with minority status, which is determined by location. For example, a Jewish man in the United States is considered a religious minority, while the same man in Israel would be part of the majority. Freedom of religion is a minority right.
Description: Page 2 The Chicana and Chicano Civil Rights Movement, sometimes called the Chicano Movement or El Movimiento, Spanish for The Movement, was essentially a political, educational, and social
Description: Minorities require special measures to ensure that they benefit from the same rights as the rest of the population. Hence, minority rights serve to bring all members of society to a balanced enjoyment of their human rights.
Description: Another example of protection of minority rights in the U.S. constitution can be found in the fifteenth amendment: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color,...
Description: Minority rights refer to rights of an individual or a group who are a small number in comparison to the remainder of the population. In the context of international law, minority rights are most concerned with national, ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities, but other minority groups exist.
Description: Hence, minority rights serve to bring all members of society to a balanced enjoyment of their human rights. In other words, their aim is to ensure that persons belonging to a national minority enjoy effective equality with those persons belonging to the majority.