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EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHED A NEW REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LEGISLATION IN SLOVAKIA

Published: 10 / 18 / 2021 14:14
The European Commission published a report that provides a detailed insight into the implementation of anti-discrimination legislation, including the Anti-Discrimination Act in Slovakia in 2020. Our cooperating lawyer, Vanda Durbakova, also participated in the preparation of this report in cooperation with the European Network of Legal Experts on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination.

ROMA WOMEN ACTIVISTS PLANNED FURTHER ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES TO PROTECT THEIR RIGHTS AT THE MEETING IN PREŠOV

Published: 07 / 01 / 2021 16:20
In June we organized another meeting of a group of Romani women activists in Prešov, who, with our support, have long pursued rights of Romani women in Slovakia. They currently focus particularly on enforcing the law, which would enable to compensate forcibly sterilized Romani women.

With the new project, we are spreading positive stories of Roma who, with our support, have defended their rights

Published: 05 / 26 / 2021 15:55
We started implementing a new project with the support of the Slovak Ministry of Justice. It aims to spread positive stories of Roma who, with our support, have defended their rights and to inspire other disadvantaged people to actively defend themselves as well.

State institutions are not responsible for the segregation of Roma children in schools, but schools, says Slovak appeal court

Published: 10 / 12 / 2020 15:38
The Slovak state authorities (including the Ministry of Education) are not obliged to take effective measures to eliminate segregated education of Roma children at the primary school in Terňa. This was confirmed by the recent decision of Prešov Regional Court, which thus agreed with the first instance court decision of February 2019. The court proceedings in the case were initiated by our NGO. We consider the judgment of the Court of Appeal is contrary to international law and will though submit our appeal to the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHED A REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LEGISLATION IN SLOVAKIA

Published: 10 / 05 / 2020 15:18
The European Commission published a report that provides a detailed insight into the implementation of anti-discrimination legislation, including the Anti-Discrimination Act in Slovakia in 2019. Our cooperating lawyer, Vanda Durbakova, also participated in the preparation of this report in cooperation with the European Network of Legal Experts on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination.

We started to implement the project supported by a program Active Citizens Fund – Slovakia

Published: 09 / 03 / 2020 13:42
These days we are starting to realise the project supported by a program ACF - Slovakia, by which we want to contribute to decreasing exposures of discrimination and other human rights violations against Roma in Slovakia.

At a meeting with the Slovak Trade Inspection, we talked about more effective identification of discrimination against Roma in access to public services

Published: 07 / 08 / 2020 13:23
We met with representatives of the Slovak Trade Inspection and discussed about discrimination against Roma in access to public services in Slovakia. 

The appeal court rules that Roma children from the town Stará Ľubovňa are not segregated in education

Published: 06 / 18 / 2020 12:13
Roma children from a primary school in Stará Ľubovňa (town district Podsadek) in Eastern Slovakia are not segregated in education despite the fact that the school is ethnically homogenous and attended only by Roma children from the nearby marginalised community. The Regional Court in Bratislava as an appeal court has confirmed it by its judgment and upheld a decision of first instance court from October 2016. The court proceeding was initiated by our NGO.

WE ORGANIZED A DISCUSSION ON THE RIGHT TO HEALTH IN MARGINALIZED ROMA COMMUNITIES

Published: 02 / 03 / 2020 14:53
On 29 January 2020, together with the NGO Forum for Human Rights, we organized a discussion on the right to health in marginalized Roma communities in Košice.

WE HAVE MET WITH MS PRESIDENT OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC  ZUZANA ČAPUTOVÁ

Published: 12 / 12 / 2019 15:37
On 25 November 2019, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová received representatives of women's non-governmental organizations that have long been devoted to the issue of violence against women. Our colleague Vanda Durbáková was also invited.