26 november 2016 – 33 % of women in the European Union are victims of violence at one point in their life and in the course of the 12 preceding months, 13 million women have experienced physical violence, 3.7 million sexual violence and 9 million have experienced stalking according to a survey of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU published in 2014
25 July 2016 – On 1 July 2016, the French State and its local authorities were definitely sentenced by the Tribunal of opinion on the violations of the rights of Roma children in France for infringement of the rights of Roma children. Despite the fact that the act has mainly a symbolic dimension and does not impose a penalty, the tribunal confirmed its opinion of June 2015 on the violations of Roma children’s rights.
01 October 2015 – The Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) announced that the government rejected the bill to compensate the victims of forced sterilizations between 1970 and 2009 (date of the last sterilization ), without giving details. The rejection of this proposal by the Czech Prime Minister is just the latest evidence that the Roma population continues to endure serious and unpunished discriminations in Europe.
18 March 2015 – The European Disability Forum – an NGO representing the interest of Europeans with disabilities since 1996 – has submitted its alternative report on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities (UN CRPD) by the European Union to the UN Committee.
30 January – During the Second World War, Roma have been systematically tortured and killed by the Nazi regime and their collaborators all over Europe. However, majority society today knows very little about the Holocaust of Roma.
Around 1000 to 2000 participants marched in Serbia’s first gay pride on Sunday 28th September since 2010. The government had cancelled the event for the last three consecutive years on short notice for security reasons after the gay pride of 2010 had been disturbed by massive anti-gay riots.
The European Commission has initiated an action of non-compliance against the Czech Republic for the discrimination of Roma children in education on the basis of article 258 of the Treaty for the Functioning of the European Union. The Czech Republic is found not to respect the integrality of the racial equality directive. Romani children are disproportionally put in special schools for children with mild mental abilities. They are also systematically put in separate classes and mainstream schools.
Dear friends and partners,
As part of our efforts regarding Cairo +20, MdM launched an initiative to physicians by offering to sign a call for the right to abortion in the world. It aims to make a link with the call of the 331 (manifest signed by doctors
For one year, the French League of Human Rights – AEDH member- has developed a program of information and training on access to rights for Roma persons.
Two national tools were created through this program and numerous training sessions have been organised
AEDH and EMHRN stand up together for human rights and women’s rights against the obscurantism and the insidious and flagrant witch hunts forming in Europe