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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 13:14
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.

We submitted a claim to the Slovak Supreme Court in case of discriminatory legislation on maternity allowance

Published: 01 / 12 / 2018 12:17
Today we submitted a claim to the Slovak Supreme Court in case of discriminatory legislation on maternity allowance.

Raising awareness of our human rights work among students

Published: 12 / 15 / 2017 14:48
A private high school "New Way" in a village Malcice invited us to talk to students about our work on the protection from discrimination and police violence.

The UN Committee criticises Slovakia for discrimination against Roma minority

Published: 12 / 14 / 2017 10:54
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 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.

We talked about shortcomings in access to justice in cases of discrimination in Slovakia at the meeting of OSCE

Published: 12 / 01 / 2017 12:47
Our colleague Vanda Durbáková took part in the event organised by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Vienna. She presented our view on access to justice based on cases of discrimination we litigate on behalf of Roma in Slovakia.

We organised an educational training on discrimination in the office of the Czech Public Defender of Rights

Published: 12 / 01 / 2017 12:18
We organised a short educational training for the team of the Czech Public Defender of Rights and shared our experience regarding the protection from racial discrimination in Slovakia

We discussed about strategic litigation of discrimination cases at a meeting in Czech republic

Published: 12 / 01 / 2017 11:50
Our colleague Vanda Durbakova presented our experience with leading strategic court cases on the protection from discrimination at the international event

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

Published: 11 / 27 / 2017 09:54
Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and abuse when obtaining reproductive health services, according to a new report that we released in cooperation with the Center for Reproductive Rights.

We sent updated information to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Published: 11 / 03 / 2017 11:48
We recently 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.

Soup Festival with a team “Roma women Activists from the Center of Civil and Human Rights”

Published: 10 / 31 / 2017 08:50
On 7 October 2017, together with Roma women activists, we participated at the Soup festival, where were presented various cultures from Košice and the surrounding area. The main idea of ​​the festival is to get to know the different minorities and to break down the prejudices and barriers that come between them and majority.