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Voices
Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.
# Travelling Community
Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case
One of the women says that the refusal to attend the suicide awareness charity event was ‘devastating’.
# EasyJet
EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers
In one of the cases involved, a woman who was travelling to her son’s funeral was not allowed to fly because she was unaccompanied.
# eu market
ECC report says European consumers face discrimination based on where they live
The Services Directive prohibits discriminatory conditions based on the nationality or residence of service recipients.
# Equality Tribunal
Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case
The Equality Tribunal has found that the Prison Service did not have “fair and transparent” selection processes in place.
# racist slurs
Racial and sexual harassment lawsuit against Paula Deen dropped
Deen was dropped by the Food Network and other business partners after she said under oath she had used racial slurs in the past.
# Discrimination
HSE West ordered to pay €70,000 to woman it discriminated against
The Employment Equality Tribunal ordered the HSE to pay almost the maximum in compensation to a woman it failed to suitably accommodate.
# Ireland
Racism reporting website sees reports "flood in"
iReport.ie has seen 60 reports detailing racism in less than one month, said ENAR Ireland.
# Racism
50 racist incidents reported in 10 weeks to Immigrant Council
The Immigrant Council of Ireland said that the incidents have all been reported to it since the launch of a major awareness campaign.
# Supreme Court
US voting rights provision struck down for not reflecting racial progress
But one judge said that the law is necessary to protect against “second generation” barriers to voting.
# Homophobia
Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report
Transgender people suffered particularly badly, with 28 per cent saying they had been attacked of threatened because of their sexuality.
# Racism
5 'serious incidents' of racism a week in Ireland
On public transport, in offices, on the street and in neighbourhoods: The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the reported incidents of racism has grown significantly.
# Travellers
Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers
The Council of Europe report expresses concern about discrimination against Travellers in accessing the labour market.
# Discrimination
Dublin nightclub apologises 'unreservedly' for treatment of wheelchair user
Madison nightclub in central Dublin says a doorman who refused entry to a wheelchair user has been dismissed.
# Discrimination
Gender discrimination is biggest barrier to work promotions for women
In a survey, both male and female professionals said demanding family commitments was the reason for not taking up the opportunity.
# Discrimination
€24,000 payment for sexual orientation discrimination at Credit Union
GLEN, the Gay & Lesbian Equality network, has welcomed the news.
Voices
Aaron McKenna: Gender pay gap is a major problem… for all of us
And the solution is far more complex than equal-pay legislation – it goes to the roots of our social system.
# Your Say
Poll: Does Ireland have a discrimination problem?
ESRI research says black people, women, and those aged over 45 all experience discrimination. How bad is the problem?
# Research
ESRI: Black people report highest rates of discrimination in Ireland
More than one in ten adults in Ireland say they have been discriminated against based on factors such as age, gender, disability, ethnicity, or race, according to the ESRI.
# Racism
Four in five people fail to report incidents of racism - report
Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, today launched the report which highlighted the experiences of people living in Cork.
# Discrimination
Ex 'Price is Right' model gets $8.5 million in damages
The woman claimed the producers of the show discriminated against her after her pregnancy.
# Discrimination
Europeans say ethnicity and sexual orientation main reasons for discrimination - survey
The latest Eurobarometer shows attitudes towards women and disabled people are getting better – and also examines perceptions of transgender persons for the first time.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?
Workers are generally required to retire at the age of 65 – but a new opposition party Bill argues that this is discrimination based on age. What do you think?
# anti-gay bill
Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped
Fears have been raised over Uganda vowing to pass an extreme homophobic law that includes a provision prescribing the death penalty for gay people.
# Discrimination
Discrimination experienced by 79 per cent of people with depression
The survey showed 34 per cent believe they had been avoided or shunned because of their mental health problems.
# My favourite speech
My favourite speech: Simon Harris
Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, one of the youngest members of the Dáil, Simon Harris, picks a speech by Bobby Kennedy.
# Equality
Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court
A woman who has become a mother via a surrogate is seeking maternity benefit has failed in her case at the Equality Tribunal. The Equality Authority is pushing for equal benefits.
Voices
Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues?
We are all aware that discrimination on the basis of race, creed or sexual preference is unacceptable, writes Lisa McInerney, so why is someone’s BMI fair game?
# Discrimination
Sinn Féin minister found guilty of religious discrimination
Conor Murphy has been found guilty of discriminating against a Protestant applicant by Belfast’s Fair Employment Tribunal.
# Gay Pride
Moscow police detain 40 during push for gay pride parade
Activists tried to hold two demonstrations in Moscow to demand the right to hold a gay pride parade, but they were blocked first by Orthodox Christian opponents and then by police.
# Discrimination
New Jersey woman: 'I was sacked from lingerie warehouse for being too hot'
Lauren Odes, 29, says she was dismissed from a temporary job because she dressed too provocatively for a warehouse.
# Equality
Government votes down FF bill on equality for gay teachers and doctors
Justice Minister Alan Shatter expressed concern about the wording of the proposed legislation by Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power.
# Obesity
Overweight women face workplace discrimination - study
A new study indicates that women who are overweight are more likely to be passed over for jobs, receive smaller salaries and be given more menial tasks within an oragnisation.
# Racism
New website allows people to record and monitor racism
The website is part of a joint initiative by 17 EU member states and supported by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Is discrimination against women a problem in Irish workplaces?
Mary Mitchell O’Connor has warned that women are routinely paid and promoted less than men, and called for action. So what do you think?
# Women in Politics
Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work
Female politicians relate their personal experiences of running for office in a male-dominated political world at Dublin Castle conference.
# Equality
Traveller couple refused housing reaches settlement with local authority
The 17-year-old married couple will now have their housing application approved and backdated.
# Discrimination
Playboy mansion visitors sue over sexual discrimination... against men
TMZ says a group of male visitors – who paid $1,000 each to enter a party – are suing, claiming women were allowed in for free.