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Twenty-five ethnic Pamiris killed by security forces in Tajikistan protests

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At least 25 people were killed on Wednesday by security forces in Tajikistan during a protest in the autonomous region of Gorno-Badakhshan (GBAO), where the Tajik regime has targeted the Pamiri ethnic minority. The de...

IFS: England’s student loan change to hit poor and minority ethnic people harder

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Young people from low-income or minority ethnic families are the most likely to miss out on a university education if the government goes ahead with plans to restrict student loans in England, according to research. A...

Proportion of remand prisoners who are minority ethnic rises 17% in six years

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The likelihood that a prisoner held on remand is from a Black or minority ethnic background has increased by 17% over six years, new figures have disclosed. Data from the Ministry of Justice for England and Wales also...

Almost all UK’s top firms have at least one minority ethnic board member

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Most of Britain’s top companies now have at least one minority ethnic board member, the government-backed Parker review, set up to improve the diversity of UK boards, said on Wednesday. Improving boardroom diversity h...

Facebook ‘lets vigilantes in Ethiopia incite ethnic killing’

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Facebook is under renewed scrutiny this weekend, accused of continuing to allow activists to incite ethnic massacres in Ethiopia’s escalating war. Analysis by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and the Obse...

Report shows fourfold rise in minority ethnic characters in UK children’s books

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The proportion of children’s books featuring a minority ethnic character has almost quadrupled in the last four years, according to a new survey – but researchers say “we are not yet at the point where children of col...

Most ethnic minority finance workers suffer discrimination, finds UK report

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Two in three UK finance workers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds have suffered discrimination in the workplace, according to an industry survey revealing shortfalls in the City of London’s diversity agenda. ...

UK doubles number of people from minority ethnic backgrounds in prominent roles

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The number of people from ethnic minority backgrounds in prominent public positions has more than doubled in the past four years, according to analysis from an influential campaign group. There were 73 black, Asian, a...

Life expectancy lower for white and mixed ethnic people than Black and Asian groups – study

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People from white and mixed ethnic groups had lower life expectancy compared with Black and Asian groups in England and Wales between 2011 and 2014, according to analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). T...

Ecuador abortion laws discriminate against minority ethnic women – report

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Gladys, an indigenous woman from rural Ecuador, went to hospital after injecting poison into her stomach to end her pregnancy. Doctors went straight to the police, and she was sentenced to two months in jail for havin...

Nice guidance to induce minority ethnic pregnancies earlier condemned as racist

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Proposed guidance that recommends inducing labour at 39 weeks in pregnant women from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds has raised concerns from doctors and midwives and been branded “racist” by activists. W...

How China went from celebrating ethnic diversity to suppressing it

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China’s mass detention of Uyghur Muslims – the largest of a religio-ethnic group since the second world war – is not the inevitable or predictable outcome of Chinese communist policies towards ethnic minorities. I’ve ...

Buckingham Palace’s lack of ethnic minorities has long been obvious – even to devotees

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We now know that the Queen’s courtiers banned “coloured immigrants or foreigners” serving in clerical roles until at least the late 1960s, and that her household took great pains to be exempt from anti-discrimination ...

Buckingham Palace banned ethnic minorities from office roles, papers reveal

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The Queen’s courtiers banned “coloured immigrants or foreigners” from serving in clerical roles in the royal household until at least the late 1960s, according to newly discovered documents that will reignite the deba...

Ethiopia’s human rights chief as war rages in Tigray: ‘we get accused by all ethnic groups’

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There was a time when a report by Ethiopia’s human rights commission was a staid affair, its findings offering window-dressing for hand-wringing donors and legal cover to the government. Between 2013 and 2017 the comm...

Myanmar: ethnic armed group seizes military base near Thai border

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A prominent ethnic armed group in Myanmar says it has captured a military base near the Thai border, as clashes escalated days after the junta chief committed to immediately end violence in the country. The junta has ...

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