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
The working group “Equality Law in practice” leads a research on the implementation of the directive of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and work but also of the directive of 29 June 2013 on the implementation of directive on equal treatment irrespective of racial or ethnic origin. This contribution from Equinet Members in twenty-three countries aims to complete the European Commission report on these directives.
In May and June 2013, European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) conducted a campaign against racial discrimination in access to housing in Europe.
In early July, the Greek Minister of Health decided to re-introduce Public Health Decree 39A – previously implemented in 2012. This document imposes measures such as obligatory testing for hepatitis, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
These reports outline the situation of Roma in Czech Republic, France, Italy, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine in 2011 and 2012. They pay a particular attention to several thematic: education, housing, violence and reaction of States against violent attacks. They show that, despite some efforts to improve
CNDH Romeurope published its observatory report on situations of precarious Europeans in France, for the period 2012-2013. The association alerts on the violation of Roma’s fundamental rights, especially in terms of housing, education, access to health care and access to work. Forced and repeated evictions, and discriminatory discourses made by