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As the Slovak Government apologizes for forcible sterilizations of Romani women today, the next step must be compensating them

Published: 11 / 24 / 2021 15:33
Today, the Slovak Government adopted a resolution in which it apologized to Romani women for forced sterilizations and condemned the practice. Our NGO welcomes the Resolution but highlights that Slovakia must also compensate Romani women in order to meet the obligation under international human rights standards.

ROMA ACTIVISTS KEEP STRIVING TO ACHIEVE JUSTICE FOR ILLEGALLY STERILIZED ROMA WOMEN. THEY EVEN RECEIVED LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Published: 09 / 24 / 2021 12:00
In recent weeks we have met with Roma women activists at two more meetings. We have talked about our participation in the July session of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights on the issue of compensation for illegally sterilized Roma women and planned further follow-up activities in this regard. The activists were very pleased with the recent personal support for their efforts by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.

ROMA ACTIVISTS PURSUE JUSTICE FOR ILLEGALLY STERILIZED ROMA WOMEN

Published: 07 / 23 / 2021 12:32
In mid-July, we met in Košice with a group of Roma women activists, with whom we have been pursuing justice for illegally sterilized Romani women for a long time.

ILLEGALLY STERILIZED ROMA WOMEN SPOKE AT THE MEETING OF THE SLOVAK PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Published: 07 / 22 / 2021 15:41
At the meeting of the Human Rights and Ethnic Minorities Committee of the Slovak Parliament, we spoke together with Roma activists about the need to finally take measures to ensure justice for illegally sterilized Roma women.

Slovakia must finally come to terms with the practice of illegal sterilization. We owe justice to injured Roma women

Published: 07 / 22 / 2021 14:49
State authorities in Slovakia are paying increased attention to the need to compensate illegally sterilized women. Our NGO, together with a group of illegally sterilized Roma women, has been promoting justice for injured women for almost 20 years and calls on state authorities to take systemic action in this area.

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.

Illegally sterilized Roma women in the Czech Republic are close to compensation - injured Roma women from Slovakia are still waiting

Published: 06 / 08 / 2021 13:20
These days, the lower house of the Czech parliament passed a bill on compensation for illegally sterilized persons. Based on it, a number of Roma women in the Czech Republic who had been harmed by this practice in the past could be financially compensated. It is alarming that the nothing of the sort is being planned yet in Slovakia, even though illegal sterilizations have also affected many Roma women in our country.

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.

THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS PLANS TO DEBATE ON ILLEGAL STERILIZATIONS IN THE PRESENCE OF AFFECTED ROMA WOMEN

Published: 12 / 04 / 2020 11:33
The Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights has complied with our request to debate on illegal sterilizations in the presence of affected Roma women. Together with a group of Roma activists, we have long been pursuing justice for all Roma women affected by this illegal practice.

Roma women persistently pursue advocacy and other activities to protect their rights

Published: 10 / 21 / 2020 11:12
Roma women persistently continue their advocacy activities to protect their rights.