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Roma women activists from Czech republic and Slovak met again in Strba, High Tatras mountains in Slovakia

Published: 06 / 15 / 2017 11:50

On 9 - 11 June 2017 we organized again a joint  meeting with Roma women activists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia  in Štrba, Slovakia. Besides enjoying the beautiful High Tatras mountains, we talked about other possible joint activities, especially in the area of ​​access to justice for forcibly sterilized Roma women. We agreed that we will continue to create a space for mutual support for women. Together, we will push for the Czech and Slovak Governments and other responsible institutions to establish an independent commissions to thoroughly investigate this practice, in line with the recommendations of international human rights institutions, and to adopt a compensation mechanism for all injured women. We know that this goal is ambitious and long-lasting, but we believe that with your support we will be able to achieve it.
 
This joint meeting have been organized within the project Rise of Roma Women`s Activism in Eastern Slovakia supported by Womens´ Foundation FILIA, Hamburg.