In a very short time and at a very short distance, in the province of Bergamo and in the province of Novara, the parents of some Italian pupils withdrew their children from school because there were many foreign children in class and foreign children were then transferred to other schools. Lega Nord uses the opportunity to reiterate the proposal of setting up “separate classes for foreign children who do not know Italian”.
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Since becoming Italy’s Minister of Integration, Congolese-born Cecile Kyenge has suffered racist and sexist abuse. The latest slur came over some days ago, when Senator Roberto Calderoli, deputy head of the Northern League in the Italian Senate, compared Kyenge’s features to that of an orangutan.[Source]
Norwegian young woman has been held by the authorities of Dubai during 4 months. After she was reporting rape to a local policy officer, she was accused of several infractions: extramarital relations, drinking alcohol and perjury.[Source]
Two girls used an anonymous account on Instagram to make unpleasant comments about other young people on a photo posted online. They have been judged and finned. The risk of using a false or an anonymous identity is high, but it becomes more and more difficult to stay invisible online. [Source]
A feminist society was created by 16-, 17- and 18-year-old girls in response to an offensive behavior of their male peers. The young activists are defending gender equality and respect for women.[Source]
Two Frenchmen made a claim against the 60-year-old mayor. The official had refused to wed a same-sex couple under a new law. Mr.Colo runs a risk of being fanned and imprisoned for not carrying out his official duties.[Source]