Chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, including discrimination, victimisation and homophobia, leads to higher rates of binge drinking among lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers, a study showed.
United Nation`s (UN) religious freedom monitor urged today that Sunni-ruled Bahrain to halt discrimination against its Shiite majority and its spiritual leader, who was expelled from the Gulf kingdom this week.
Migrants, including Indians, face `high levels` of discrimination in Australia on the basis of `skin colour, ethnic origin or religion` but at the same time they are positive about life in the country, a recent study has suggested.
The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and all state governments on a petition seeking framing of guidelines to ensure that there is no discrimination against HIV positive children during school admissions.
The Government is committed to provide improved health facilities to the people and does not discriminate with any state in health matters, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday.
UN Women acting head and Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri on Friday called on the international community to end discrimination against widows so they can live in dignity and fully participate in society.
Singer Ricky Martin called Wednesday in a letter sent to the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for the legislative body to approve a bill which would prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation on the island.
Caste discrimination is to be outlawed in the UK, as the government on Tuesday took a U-turn after its policy was rejected by the House of Lords for a second time, bringing much cheer to about 400,000 Dailts in the country.
A luxury resort in Maldives has been accused of discriminating against Chinese tourists by not providing them with electric kettles and purposefully preventing them from eating instant noodles in their rooms.
Advocating the need for a strong law to fight discrimination against HIV-infected, civil society members here on Wednesday denounced the recent act of a Madurai school which barred entry of a 12-year-old who tested positive for the virus.