Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 321

Posts Tagged ‘marginalisation’

Does discrimination foster violence?

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 ottobre 2010

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is publishing results from a survey of 3,000 Muslim and non-Muslim young people about their experiences of and attitudes towards discrimination, social marginalisation and violence. The results indicate that in the three Member States where the survey took place (France, Spain and the United Kingdom) most young people – regardless of their religious background – do not support violence. On the other hand, those young people who have been victims of discrimination or violence are at greater risk of engaging in violence themselves. On average, one out of four young people reported that they had been unfairly treated or picked on. Muslim youths were significantly more likely than non-Muslims to say that this had happened to them in France and Spain; in the United Kingdom there was no difference between responses for Muslim and non-Muslim youth.

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Discrimination across Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 dicembre 2009

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) releases the results of its survey of over 23,000 individuals from ethnic minority and immigrant groups about their experiences of discrimination, racist crime, and policing in the EU. The results reveal shocking evidence about the discrimination faced by minorities in everyday life; in the classroom, when looking for work, at the doctor’s, or in shops. On the eve of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, the FRA calls for targeted policies to combat the marginalisation of these groups. 11% of North African respondents had experienced discrimination on the basis of their ethnicity when in, or simply trying to enter, a shop. 17% of Roma indicated that they had been discriminated against by healthcare personnel. Almost a quarter (22%) of Sub-Saharan Africans were discriminated against because of their ethnicity at least once when looking for work.[1]  1 in 4 (24%) of all respondents was a victim of crime at least once in the last 12 months. Members of minority groups, often stereotyped as criminals themselves, can clearly also be victims of crime in need of assistance, protection, and support.  Among all North Africans who were surveyed, 1 in 5 (19%) considered that they were stopped by the police specifically because of their ethnic minority background.  This leads to a perception of discriminatory police treatment amongst some respondents. 82% of those who were discriminated against in the past 12 months did not report their most recent experience of discrimination either at the place where it occurred or to a competent authority.  The most common reason for non-reporting was the belief that ‘nothing would happen’.  This lack of reporting indicates that official figures on racist discrimination constitute just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ when it comes to the true extent of the problem. It also shows that those who discriminate can act with impunity as their actions are not brought to justice. http://fra.europa.eu/eu-midis/

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