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We sent the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women information about reproductive rights violations against Roma women in Slovakia

Published: 05 / 17 / 2019 16:50

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women is preparing a report on mistreatment and violence against women during reproductive health care and childbirth in the world. We have sent her updated information about situation of Roma women in Slovakia.

In our report we are informing about existing mistreatment and violence against Roma women during reproductive health care as well as serious barriers for injured Roma women to get justice in such cases.  

We specifically point out at the situation of forcibly sterilized Roma women and emphasize the responsibility of the Slovak Government to redress them. 

Apart form that, we have sent the UN Special Rapporteur also our research report Vakeras Zorales - Speaking Out: Roma Women's Experiences in Reproductive Health Care in Slovakia that we published in November 2017 in cooperation with the Center for Reproductive Rights.