Language, Culture and Education

Dec 11, 2017

Uyghur Activist, Ilham Tohti, honoured with 2017 Weimar Human Rights Award

Photo Courtesy of the Society of Threatened Peoples On 10 December 2017, the German city of Weimar awarded the 2017 Weimar Human Rights award to Uyghur rights activist Ilham Tohti, in a public ceremony coinciding with International Human Rights Day. Currently serving a life sentence for his criticism of the Chinese government, under the false charge of ‘separatism’, Ilham Tohti is one...

Dec 11, 2017

Uyghur Activist, Ilham Tohti, honoured with 2017...

Photo Courtesy of the Society of Threatened Peoples On 10 December 2017, the German city of Weimar awarded the 2017 Weimar Human Rights award to Uyghur rights activist Ilham Tohti, in a public ceremony...

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Dec 04, 2017

Forum on Minority Issues Side-Event: Paving the...

On 1 December 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) organised a side-event to the 10th session of the Forum on Minority Issues held in Geneva, Switzerland. This conference, entitled...

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Dec 01, 2017

Hmong: Lawyer of Hmong Descent Gets Appointed...

Photo Courtesy of MPRN On 30 November 2017 Governor Mark Dayton made a historic appointment to the Minnesota Courts by appointing the state’s first judge of Hmong descent, attorney Sophia Vuelo....

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Dec 01, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: PCJSS President Brings...

Photo Courtesy of The Daily Star On 29 November 2017, Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma has claimed that crucial aspects of the Chittagong Hill Tracts peace accord have still not been implemented. On the occasion...

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Nov 23, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Re-Establish Rule of Law for Future...

As the occupation goes on, Crimean Tatars are fleeing their homeland. However, the Russian illegal annexation of Crimea is actually a pattern deemed paramount in the community’s history. In view...

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Nov 23, 2017

Gilgit-Baltistan: Roadside Photography Exhibition...

Photo courtesy of For Pakistan Although the freedom to enjoy one’s cultural heritage is a right,  Pakistan’s educational policy fosters cultural assimilation to erode indigenous...

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Nov 08, 2017

Ahwazi: Students Shamed for Speaking Arabic in...

Photo courtesy of Richard Lee  There have been multiple cases of students being openly humiliated for speaking in their native language Arabic, as teachers forbid the use of the language inside Iranian...

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Nov 08, 2017

Batwa: Radio Station Gives Hope and a New Perspective...

Photo courtesy of Brian Harries A radio station in Mbandaka, a provincial town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo trains young Batwa to become youth reporters. The radio show aims to bring attention...

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