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Romani Woman Wins Racial Discrimination Case in Employment

21 July 2005

Renata Kotlaravá, a Romani woman, was awarded 50,000 Czech crowns (approximately 1650 Euro) and received a written apology from Rossman, a German owned drugstore chain, for racial discrimination after Rossman withdrew its appeal against an earlier verdict by Prague's High Court ruling in favour of Ms Kotlaravá in April 2004, reported the online news magazine Ceskenoviny.cz on March 21, 2005. Ms. Kotlaravá applied for a job with the drugstore chain but was rejected without being interviewed. Ms. Kotlaravá approached the Prague based Counselling Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights who assisted her with her claim; the organisation sent one of its members (a non-Romani person) to the Rossman shop where they were granted an interview although they held the same qualifications as Ms. Kotlaravá.

(Ceskenoviny.cz)

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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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Cause of Action: Romani Children in State Care in Nógrád County (Hungary)

20 November 2017

The data showed that Romani children are grossly overrepresented in the care system in Nógrád County: although they make up under 20% of the county’s population, Romani children make up over 80% of those in care. The data showed a strong correlation between deep poverty, severe deprivation, and the entry of children into the care system.

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Roma Belong - Discrimination, Statelessness and Marginalisation of Roma in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

26 October 2017

The #RomaBelong project is a joint initiative by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) in collaboration with partner organisations in Albania ...

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