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PM-designate Netanyahu vows not to allow anti-LGBT laws in Israel

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Israel’s Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Sunday that his coalition government will not pass bills allowing discrimination against LGBTs and denying them access to services. His remarks came in response to statements by two of his extreme-right partners, in which they vowed to pass laws allowing …

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Global health advocates decry stigma on girls living with disabilities

Women and girls living with disabilities face three times greater risk of sexual abuse Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Rampant discrimination and stigma meted on adolescent girls living with physical impairments required concerted effort to eradicate, international health advocates said on Tuesday. The advocates said in a statement issued in the …

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Don’t discriminate against civilians fleeing Ukraine: UN chief

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is against discrimination against some foreign nationals attempting to flee the fighting in Ukraine, his spokesman said on Tuesday. “The secretary-general strongly repudiates, in any shape or form, all discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, in the context of this conflict, as …

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UN chief calls for end to identity-based discrimination to prevent genocide

  United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for an end to identity-based discrimination, among other measures, to prevent genocide. Today, genocide remains a very real threat. The international community has repeatedly failed to respond collaboratively, swiftly and decisively to prevent genocide and related atrocity crimes, …

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China urges U.S. to stop discrimination against Chinese students

Beijing, China | Xinhua | A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday urged the United States to stop discriminative actions against Chinese students and academics in the United States. For some time, the United States has been abusing judicial power to harass, interrogate, and even arrest and prosecute Chinese students in …

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Anger in Africa over coronavirus ‘stigma’ in China

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  African countries are seething over accounts that Africans are battling stigma and discrimination in China over the coronavirus pandemic, apparently linked to a cluster of cases in the Nigerian community in the southern city of Guangzhou. The African residents say they have suffered forced evictions, arbitrary …

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