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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

LGBTI people are frequent victims of forced marriage

LGBTI people are vulnerable to this crime when their family or culture don't approve of homosexuality. Forced marriage includes people making an ...


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Indonesian city pushing for anti-LGBT law

Last month, the head of Indonesia's population and family planning agency has labeled LGBTI citizens the 'main enemy of national development'.


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Denali Berries Stuckey is the 12th trans person killed in the US in 2019

... transgender community members,' said Chase Glenn, Executive Director of Alliance for Full Acceptance, an LGBTI organization in South Carolina.


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Rep. Titus Introduces GLOBE Act to Protect LGBTI Rights Worldwide

Meanwhile, the Trump Administration has refused to fill the State Department position of Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons.


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Signal of change / India holds first LGBTI job fair in Bangalore

Bengaluru hosted its first LGBTI job fair on July 12, almost a year after India passed the historic judgement that decriminalised homosexuality.


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Christian Brother's love of language honoured

Br Steve Morelli is one of two teachers of Australian Indigenous languages to be jointly awarded the Patji-Dawes Award in this, the International Year ...


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Understanding the booing of Adam Goodes

The Final Quarter is more than racism in sport. It is also about us as a nation. How we treat Indigenous Australians and how a good man was hounded ...


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Coles unveils new Indigenous artwork at Alice Springs store

The designs show flora and fauna such as the bush yam, which has been a staple food for the Aboriginal people in Central Australia and of which she ...


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Aussie holiday island's dark past: How popular tourist destination was once home to an Aboriginal ...

Hundreds of Aboriginal men died as a result of torture, execution and ... Despite it being Australia's largest mass burial site, it was still used as resort ...


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Mayor Kim O'Keeffe visits Rumbalara FNC to raise Influenza awareness

Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are more vulnerable to the flu, which can have some serious and devastating outcomes.


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Why won't Australians give Aboriginal people a voice in Parliament?

New Zealand is a shining light, writes Bernard Lagan, as a plan to give indigenous Australians more say is rebuffed by the Government. After weeks in ...


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NAIDOC week around the Mount Isa Police District

Flying the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags throughout NAIDOC Week, confirms our national respect for Indigenous Australians.


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Reviving Māori Aute: Nikau Hindin, a photo essay

Aute was introduced to Aotearoa by Māori from the Pacific. ... stories from around New Zealand delivered directly to your inbox each morning.


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Listen to Māori midwives – they know more than you think

While the investigation was shocking for many New Zealanders, Māori midwives were unsurprised. For over a hundred years, Māori midwives have ...


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Isobel Te Aho-White unveils award-winning mural

... New Zealand Beautiful's (KNZB) Resene Nature Murals Competition 2019. ... the perspective of mātauranga Maori around preserving our whenua.


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Beloved Dannevirke kuia and Māori language pioneer 'Nanny Noa' is farewelled

When Māori language advocate Haerenga Noa Nicholson died, surrounded by a large and loving family, it cut a hole in the hearts of the many people ...


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$200m Mt Messenger bypass appeal hearing wraps up in Environment Court

She asked Gibbs if someone could be considered kaitiaki if they were not Māori or held any customary interest in the land in question. In reply, Gibbs ...


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City Gallery presents Split Level View Finder

Connecting Bauhaus modernism, Maori art, and the art of the mentally unwell, Theo Schoon (1915–85) remains a controversial figure in New Zealand ...


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Submission on Zero Carbon Bill

Maori are the tangata whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand and Maori rights must be at the centre of any decision-making about climate change ...


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Stokes Turns Down 'New Zealander of Year' Award Nomination, Says Williamson More Deserving

“I am flattered to be nominated for New Zealander of the Year. I am proud of my New Zealand and Maori heritage but it would not sit right with me to be ...


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