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Response of the Ministry of Justice to our public call for effective investigation of illegal sterilization of Roma women

Published: 09 / 03 / 2018 13:50
Ministry of Justice responded to our public call for adopting measures that would lead to effective investigation of illegal sterilization of Roma women in Slovakia and former Czechoslovakia and to compensate all women harmed (in Slovak only).

Notification from Ombudswoman to our complaint, in which we objected an inspection by the Prešov County Council in the case of discrimination and segregation of Roma women in the Prešov hospital

Published: 08 / 30 / 2018 14:57
Notification from Ombudswoman to our complaint, in which we objected an inspection by the Prešov County Council in the case of discrimination and segregation of Roma women in the Prešov hospital (in Slovak only).

Bi-annual report 2016-2017

Published: 05 / 28 / 2018 11:19

Press release : The public and non-governmental organizations urges the Slovak Government to finally establish an independent body to investigate cases of illegal sterilization of Roma women

Published: 05 / 22 / 2018 12:39
Non-governmental organization Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa), with the support of other organizations and people, urges the Slovak Government to finally establish an independent body with the power to investigate the scope of illegal sterilization practices and to compensate all women harmed.

Press release: The Appeal Court confirmed that town Spišská Nová Ves had discriminated against a Roma woman in access to employment and has to compensate her

Published: 03 / 21 / 2018 08:40
The town Spišská Nová Ves discriminated against the Roma woman who applied for a job as a field social worker and must compensate her. This was ruled by the Regional Court in Košice which fully confirmed a decision of the District Court in Spišská Nová Ves from March 2017. It is one of the first final decisions of the Slovak courts in the case of racial discrimination in access to employment in favor of a discriminated person.

Press release: Illegally sterilized Romani women from Slovakia and the Czech Republic still wait for justice so they have decided to undertake a petition campaign in which they are turning to the broader public with a request for support

Published: 01 / 23 / 2018 14:09
It has been 15 years since the publication of the report entitled "Body and Soul", which warned of the practice of the forced sterilization of Romani women in Slovakia and the former Czechoslovakia. Several of these women, therefore, in collaboration with us, have decided to initiate a petition campaign through which they are asking the broader public for support.

Press release: The UN Committee criticises Slovakia for discrimination against Roma minority

Published: 12 / 14 / 2017 10:50
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (the Committee) calls on the Slovak Government to take effective measures to eliminate discrimination against Roma in various areas of public life. This follows from concluding observations the Committee released after the November session and constructive dialogue held with the Slovak government delegation in Geneva.

Press release: Roma women experience discrimination, receive poor reproductive health care in Slovakia

Published: 11 / 27 / 2017 09:47
Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and abuse when obtaining reproductive health services, according to a new report from the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa) and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR).

Vakeras Zorales – Speaking Out: Roma Women’s Experiences in Reproductive Health Care in Slovakia

Published: 11 / 27 / 2017 09:28
The report documents personal stories of 38 Roma women from marginalized communities who reported suffering discrimination and abuse in reproductive and maternal health care facilities in eastern Slovakia.

The Report for the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Published: 11 / 02 / 2017 14:56
We submitted an alternative report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which describes selected shortcomings in the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by the Slovak Government. In our report we particularly deal with the implementation of the Convention in respect to Roma minority in Slovakia.