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Hidden Health Crisis: Health Inequalities and Disaggregated Data

22 November 2013

Hidden Health Crisis: Health Inequalities and Disaggregated Data

This report examines the extent of health inequalities experienced by Roma in Romania. It shows that Roma are at greater risk in relation to many medical conditions, are less able to access healthcare and medicine, and are living shorter and less healthy lives than their non-Roma peers.

The report highlights the need for disaggregated data, disaggregated by ethnicity as well as by other factors, in order to highlight the indirect discrimination which Roma experience. It outlines the legal framework for the collection of such data, including the safeguards which are in place to protect the privacy of individuals.

Hidden Health Crisis: Health Inequalities and Disaggregated Data (PDF)

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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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