In a landmark ruling last year, a Slovakian court found a school district was discriminating against the city's Roma population by segregating Roma kids in separate classes. But not all Roma are excited by the prospect of integrating their children.
Myanmar is not a country where gays and lesbians are able to live openly, but for one week a year, the gay and transgender community can celebrate openly at a festival where spirits commune with humans.
On the one hand, India’s school lunch program encourages children from lower-caste communities to enroll in school. And where the program works well, it brings children from different castes together. But in some states, the program is actually used as a tool to reinforce discrimination.
The Roma minority face marginalization and exclusion across Europe, but activists say the situation for Slovakian Roma is among the worst. One school is taking on the task of integrating some of the once-segregated Roma children into classes.
Last year, in Pakistan, at least 150 acid attacks were reported. Many more are not reported, because victims are pressured by their community to keep quiet. Now, a new law gives acid burn survivors some legal recourse.
India may be the world's largest secular democracy but that doesn't mean it's easy to practice atheism there.Young atheists trying to gain more recognition say government policies and laws still exclude them and cultural acceptance is hard to come by.
In Turkey, Kurdish culture is having something of a Renaissance. Public expressions of Kurdish culture are now legal. Now a new cultural center has opened for traditional Kurdish story-tellers to practice their ancient art.
In a little more than a year, Brazil will host the World Cup of Soccer. But while the Brazilian men's soccer players will continue to be celebrated, it has long been a different story for the other half of the population.