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Erzsébet Anita Német

18 September 2014

 Erzsébet Anita Német was born in Hungary. After completing her BA studies in social work at Eötvös Lóránd University, where her final thesis on Roma identity politics was awarded, Erzsébet was enrolled in Roma Access Programs at Central European University where she is currently studying sociology and social anthropology at MA level. All along her university studies she was continously working in the NGO sector, both as a volunteer and as a social worker, having a strong committment to help in the everyday struggles of socially vulnerable groups. Meanwhile, she has been gaining an empirical insight into structural problems in which these people’s life is embedded. Precisely this is one of the most pivotal reasons why she applied for research and advocacy intern position; she aims to widen her practical and methodological knowledge on what is ERRC’s agenda ’’structural forms of discrimination on the access of Roma to economic and social rights’’hoping that she also might acquire tools to combat against them. 

 

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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Hungary (February 2018)

14 February 2018

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Hungary to the UN Human Rights Committee for consideration at its 122nd session (12 Narch - 6 April 2018).

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The Fragility of Professional Competence: A Preliminary Account of Child Protection Practice with Romani and Traveller Children in England

24 January 2018

Romani and Traveller children in England are much more likely to be taken into state care than the majority population, and the numbers are rising. Between 2009 and 2016 the number of Irish Travellers in care has risen by 400% and the number of Romani children has risen 933%. The increases are not consistent with national trends, and when compared to population data, suggest that Romani and Traveller children living in the UK could be 3 times more likely be taken into public care than any other child. 

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Families Divided: Romani and Egyptian Children in Albanian Institutions

21 November 2017

There’s a high percentage of Romani and Egyptian children in children’s homes in Albania – a disproportionate number. These children are often put into institutions because of poverty, and then find it impossible ever to return to their families. Because of centuries of discrimination Roma and Egyptians in Albania are less likely to live in adequate housing, less likely to be employed and more likely to feel the effects of extreme poverty.

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