Core grant of the Sigrid Rausing Trust foundation supporting our work on the protection of Roma women’s rights

Published: 04 / 23 / 2019 14:35

The core financial grant of the Sigrid Rausing Trust foundation enables us to develop our activities on the protection of Roma women’s rights. 

Our activities on pursuing the rights of Roma women includes human rights field monitoring, strategic litigation before domestic and international courts and advocacy activities towards the Slovak state authorities and international human rights bodies. We keep putting emphasis on empowerment and engagement of Roma women in pursuing their rights. 

Thematically, we focus on selected pressing areas of human rights violations against Roma women, in particular discrimination in access to public accommodations, health care, employment and education. We also specifically deal with the protection of their reproductive rights.

The important element of our overall efforts at the domestic level is our continuous close collaboration with a group of Roma women activists. That includes organization of joint regular meetings as well as planning and implementing joint activities on the protection of Roma women's rights.

This institutional grant also enables us to carry out also other activities on the protection Roma minority from discrimination and police brutality. 

The core grant has been provided for one year - from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.