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The Glass Box: Exclusion of Roma From Employment

21 February 2007

The Glass Box: Exclusion of Roma From Employment

This report presents the results of groundbreaking factual research in five countries, as well as legal and policy research from various contexts. The central finding of the research is that explicit, open and unconcealed racial discrimination against Roma is a fact in hiring procedures in all five of the countries at issue. A stunning 64% of all Roma survey believe that they have personally suffered discrimination on the labour market. Close to half of those persons reported to researchers that they had been explicitly told by prospective employers that the company at issue did not hire Roma. The research further revealed that public labour offices charged with assisting the unemployed in finding work in the main magnified discriminatory hiring policies by undertaking no actions whatsoever to challenge these.  View it (Acrobat pdf format)!

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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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