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Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese...

Controversial requirements in Japan's rape law reforms provoke anger and discussions to amend it.

Pope asks Roma people to forgive Catholic Church’s discrimination

Making up around 10% of Romania's population, many Roma are marginalised, live in poverty and have suffered centuries of discrimination and insults.

Attacks against Afghan schools soar, says UNICEF

The senseless attacks on schools; the killing, injury and abduction of teachers; and the threats against education are destroying the hopes and dreams of an entire generation of children.

Nike to waive performance targets for pregnant athletes

Nike has changed their policy last year o that no female athletes would be 'penalised financially for pregnancy'.

Killer of albino sentenced to death in Malawi

Malawi has not carried out any executions since 1994, in this case the death sentence shall be unavoidable due to the circumstances.

China urges UK not to discriminate against Huawei in 5G development

China's ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming defended Huawei as having a good track record on security.

The PH GE14 manifesto and BN Education Blueprint

The education minister should reform the policy of student intake at colleges and universities, including the matriculation programme, to ensure a balance between fair representation of ethnic groups and special assistance for the B40.

Don’t give up on ICERD, rights activists tell govt

Activists and academics advise the government to explain the treaty to the people instead of giving up on it.

Be clear on entrance into matriculation programme

It does not make sense for the system to take in students with lesser qualifications and reject the good ones.

Liam Neeson apologizes for revenge remarks: ‘I missed the point’

The Irish actor caused an outcry in February when he recalled an incident in which a female friend told him she had been raped by a man who was black.

Klopp, Guardiola would back players leaving pitch over racist abuse

The situation came into light after UEFA have opened an investigation for players who became victims of abuse.

Do your bit to support workers with HIV, bosses told

The corporate environment in Malaysia does not favour workers with HIV, but employers have been told to do their part to reduce discrimination against such individuals.

Racial discrimination continues in ‘New Malaysia’, says report

Report by Pusat Komas says racism remains a problem and documents trends in racial discrimination last year.

Major flaws in study on racism in the job market

The study is an attempt at reinforcing stereotypical views of different ethnic groups and furthering racially charged political agendas.

A straight narrative for LGBTs

Telling LGBT people to stay in the closet is not a practical solution.

No place for racism in Islam

There isn’t a single verse in the Quran that debases a person’s race in the context of human relations.

Groups, politicians voice concern over racial bias in private sector hiring

They say recruitment should be based on merit and not on racial considerations, with some suggesting the introduction of an equal opportunity law.

US women’s national team sues federation for discrimination

Members of the US women's national team will be suing the US Soccer Federation for equal pay and working conditions to their less successful male counterparts.

Survey shows Malays, Indians face discrimination in getting jobs

Chinese candidates for private sector jobs obtain more callbacks than their Malay and Indian peers combined, shows survey by Centre for Governance and Political Studies.

Bullied and far from home, Orang Asli students still miserable at...

In their new book, Orang Asli women say all children deserve stress-free schooling.

Outbreak of anti-Semitism forces France to confront painful past

The number of anti-Jewish offences in France reported to police rose to 541 last year from 311 in 2017.

Japan to recognise indigenous Ainu people for 1st time

The Ainu have long suffered the effects of forced assimilation and discrimination.

Official discrimination and private preferences

Whether we like it or not, official discrimination will set the tone for the nation.

Transgenders are successful people too, says activist

Khartini Slamah says trans-people such as cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman have worked hard to be the successful but society continues to view transgenders negatively.