North Macedonia Ruling Alliance Pushes Gender Equality in Elections

Human rights activists in North Macedonia say they are encouraged by the decision of the alliance led by the ruling Social Democrats to make the number of women and men MP candidates on their election lists equal.

The move, announced this week, is the first time that one of the main political parties or alliances in the country has opted for completely equal gender representation.

Turkey urges unity to fight xenophobia, Islamophobia

All countries should work together in the fight against xenophobia and Islamophobia, Turkish deputy foreign minister said on Feb. 26, referring to a recent racist terror attack in Germany. 

Faruk Kaymakçı spoke during the high-level section of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the U.N. in Geneva.

Foreign Ministry's message: Dramatic episode of Holocaust remains lesson of national and universal history

The dramatic episode of the Holocaust remains a lesson of national and universal history that should never be forgotten, in the current international context, marked by the rise in intolerance, xenophobia and anti-Semitism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) states.

A poster on the metro

"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously," the American politician Hubert H. Humphrey said. Neither does it oblige one to offer a platform to the speaker in question, one might add.

KIS condemns repeated vandalism of Trikala's Jewish sites

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) condemned on Friday the second vandalism of a Jewish site in Trikala, Thessaly, within two days and called for the arrest of the perpetrators and the proper guarding of the site by municipal authorities.
The perpetrators destroyed part of the fence of the town's Holocaust Monument and removed the Star of David.