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A woman who achieved justice before the CEDAW still awaits compensation from the Slovak Government

Published: 04 / 11 / 2017 10:00
In November 2016 the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) decided in favour of a Slovak woman who successfully claimed to be discriminated against on the grounds of gender, marital and family status. The CEDAW decided that the domestic courts had failed to sufficiently protect the claimant from being discriminated against, and recommended the Slovak Government to provide her with adequate compensation. Unfortunately, the Slovak Government is yet to fulfil the recommendation, even though it is obliged to inform the CEDAW in the upcoming weeks on the measures it adopted in regards to the decision.

Slovak Court rules in favor of a Roma woman facing discrimination while applying for a job as a field social worker

Published: 03 / 24 / 2017 10:18
The District Court in Spišská Nová Ves rules in favour of a Roma woman who was seeking a redress for discrimination faced in 2010, when she applied for a job as a field social worker in town Spišská Nová Ves. According to the Court town Spišská Nová Ves must apologize and compensate her financially. This is one of the first decisions issued by the domestic courts concerning racial discrimination in access to employment in favour of discriminated person.

During meetings Roma women activists continue working on the activities pointing out human rights violations

Published: 03 / 21 / 2017 10:00
Over the past six months we have organized several meetings for Roma women activists from Eastern Slovakia that followed the meeting, which took place during the summer in Herľany.

Roma women`s activists stood up for better education of their children

Published: 03 / 20 / 2017 18:04
At the beginning of March we organized a meeting of Roma women from a village Hermanovce, who want to improve education of their children at a local primary school.

Roma women activists spoke about employment opportunities and about completion to education

Published: 03 / 17 / 2017 16:30
On 17/03/2017, based on the needs of women, we organized a meeting of Roma women activists in order to talk about employment opportunities.

Roma activists meeting with Jana Belišová

Published: 02 / 26 / 2017 10:00
On 25 February 2017 Roma women activists from Eastern Slovakia met on yet another meeting to support their activism, which we organized in Kosice and invited Jana Belisová, who works as an ethnomusicologist at the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Our colleague Vanda Durbáková became a member of the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination.

Published: 12 / 22 / 2016 11:30
In December 2016, our cooperating attorney Vanda Durbáková became a member of the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination.

The courts` decision in a case of school segregation of Roma children in Stara Lubovna violates the international law

Published: 12 / 22 / 2016 08:53
The District court delivered us a written judgement in an actio popularis lawsuit filed against the State represented by Ministry of Education and the city of Stara Lubovna for segregation of Roma children at the primary school in Stara Lubovna – Podsadek in Eastern Slovakia. The court dismissed the lawsuit at a hearing on 6 October 2016 and in the delivered judgment reasoned its decision. The decision is not final as we filed an appeal.     

The criminal charges have been brought in a case of police raid in a Roma settlement in Vrbnica

Published: 12 / 19 / 2016 11:47
The charges have been brought against a police officer who led a police raid against Roma in a village Vrbnica in Eastern Slovakia. Simultaneously the investigator from the Ministry of Interior´s Inspection interrupted the criminal investigation held in a case of police ill-treatment against Roma by certain police officers on the spot. The investigator reasoned his decision to interrupt the investigation in this part by the lack of sufficient evidence against police officers who allegedly used physical violence against Roma.

According to the UN CEDAW Committee Slovakia failed to provide adequate protection against discrimination to a woman after parental leave

Published: 11 / 30 / 2016 13:19
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) adopted its View in a case of discrimination of woman from Slovakia. The affected woman claimed to be discriminated against based on her gender and marital and family status once she had been dismissed from her work place. The UN CEDAW Committee pointed to the insufficient legal protection in cases of discrimination and recommended Slovak Government to provide affected women adequate financial compensation.