Projects

Social Determinants of Roma Health in Slovakia – Access to Water and Waste Management

As partner organisation we cooperate on several activities of the project implemented by NGO Forum for Human Rights.

The project aims to improve access to water and other basic amenities, including sewage system, for Roma in segregated communities in Slovakia, reduce health risks linked to violation of their right to health and improve public health legal framework.  

Improving decision-making practice of courts and administrative bodies in cases of discrimination by using and developing the method of situational testing

This project aims to contribute to improving decision-making practice in this area through the active use and development of the method of situational testing for uncovering dicrimination in access to goods and services in legal practice.

Realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic within the subsidy program to promote, support and protect human rights and freedoms and to prevent all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other expressions of intolerance. For the content of this document is solely responsible the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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

This core financial grant enables us to develop our activities on the protection of Roma women’s human rights. Our activities in this regard includes human rights monitoring, strategic litigation before domestic and international courts and advocacy activities towards the Slovak state authorities and international human rights bodies. 

Roma women activists from Eastern Slovakia and NGOs networking

This project builds on the cooperation between us and Center for Reproductive Rights in 2016 - 2017, which included a number of activities as well as releasing our joint advocacy report Vakeras Zorales - Speaking Out: Roma women's experiences in reproductive health care in Slovakia documenting human rights of Roma women in reproductive and maternal care.

Combating Discrimination and Advancing Minority Rights in Slovakia – Reflections and Lessons

The project aims to further improve legal protection from discrimination and combat human rights violations against Roma minority in Slovakia through public interest litigation.

Closed Projects

Promoting reproductive rights of Roma women in Slovakia

The project enables us to continue with our advocacy efforts towards the responsible state institutions and to further promote the adoption of necessary measures to protect the reproductive rights of Roma women as well as the measures to counter the practice of illegal sterilization in line with the international law.

The project is implemented between 1 September and 30 November 2018 thanks to the financial support of Slovak-Czech Women's Fund.

Another step to the better protection from police brutality in Slovakia

The project develops our past efforts to prevent police brutality in Slovakia with an emphasis on people of Roma minority who face increased risk of such illegal behaviour from the police due to their ethnic origin.

The project is implemented with a financial support of the US embassy in Slovakia in a period of 1 September 2017 - 30 April 2018.

Documenting Roma women’s reproductive rights violations in Eastern Slovakia

The project’s goal is to contribute to work to challenge Slovakia’s laws and practices that undermine Roma women’s access to quality reproductive health care.

The project is implemented in cooperation with the Center for Reproductive Rights, New York and thanks to its financial support in a period from 5 September 2016 to 31 July 2017. 

Challenging deep-rooted school discrimination of Romani children in special education in Slovakia

The Project challenges discrimination of Romani children in a local primary school in one of the villages in eastern Slovakia through strategic litigation, local empowerment and advocacy.

The project is implemented with a financial support of the US embassy in Slovakia in a period of  1 October 2016 - 31 August 2017.

Combating Discrimination and Advancing Minority Rights in Slovakia – the Effort Continues

The project aims to further improve legal protection from discrimination and address human rights violations against Roma minority in Slovakia through public interest litigation.

The project is implemented from 1 November 2014 to 31 August 2016 thanks to the support of Open Society