Last week during the 3rd Roma Week in Brussels the EU Fundament Rights Agency (FRA) released their first report on antigypsyism. The report reviews data on specific areas of life, such as education, employment, healthcare and housing – all areas in which prejudice and racism against Sinti and Roma continue to undermine true progress. The report also frames the issue of Roma exclusion and deprivation in a global context, looking at how Roma in EU countries fare compared to the general population with respect to select Sustainable Development Goals. FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty pointed out that antigypsyism “from discrimination to hate crime, fuels the vicious cycle of Roma exclusion. It leaves them as societal outcasts and treated in a stereotypical manner that is intolerable” and that our societies have to ensure that all EU citizens have the same opportunities.
The University of Leipzig published on 7 November 2018 in Berlin the current study results on authoritarian and extreme right-wing attitudes in Germany. The Leipzig University draws the conclusion that ... mehr
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The UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe today published “No One Left Behind: Mission Report on the Right to Adequate Housing and Related Rights of Roma in France”. France ... mehr
The 63rd congress of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN), the civil society umbrella of national minority organizations, adopted a resolution on June 23, 2018, which condemns the racist ... mehr
Only a few weeks in office, the new Italian government coalition of far-right Northern League and the eurosceptic Five Star Movement is shaping the racist narrative against Roma in Italy ... mehr