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International Advocacy Submissions to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (UN CEDAW)

21 February 2005

Written Comments by the European Roma Rights Centre and the International Charitable Organization Roma Women Fund “Chiricli” Concerning the Republic of Ukraine for Consideration by the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women at its 45th Session. (January 2010).


Written Comments by the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Hungary for consideration by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women at its 39th Session (July 2007).


Written Comments by the European Roma Rights Centre, Bibija, Eureka and Women's Space Concerning the Republic of Serbia for Consideration by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women at its 38th Session (March 2007).


European Roma Rights Center, Gender Studies, o.p.s. and League of Human Rights Joint Shadow report submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women concerning the situation of Romani women and girls in the Czech Republic for it consideration at the 36th CEDAW session (August 2006).

 View it (Acrobat pdf format)!SEE ALSO RELATED: Coercive Sterilization of Romani Women in Central Europe: Slovakia

On 15 August 2006, the ERRC submitted to the US Congressional record, the following statement concerning the coercive sterilization of Romani women in Europe, with a particular focus on coercive sterilization of Romani women in Slovakia. The text of the statement is available at:


European Roma Rights Center and Romani CRISS Joint Shadow report submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women concerning the situation of Romani women and girls in Romania for its consideration at the 35th CEDAW session (May 2006).

  • In English View it (Acrobat pdf format)! The full text of the CEDAW Committee’s conclusions and recommendations is available here:

     


    Roma Centre of Skopje, Network Women's Program and European Roma Rights Centre shadow report submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women concerning the situation of Romani women and girls in Macedonia for its consideration at the 34th CEDAW Session (January 2006).

    The full text of the CEDAW Committee’s conclusions and recommendations is available here:

    • Committee’s Concluding Comments
      European Roma Rights Center shadow report submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women concerning the situation of Romani women and in the Republic of Croatia at the 32nd CEDAW Session (January 2005)  

     View it (Acrobat pdf format)!The full text of the CEDAW Committee’s conclusions and recommendations is available here:

    • Committee’s Concluding Comments
      European Roma Rights Center shadow report submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women concerning the situation of Romani women and in the Kingdom of Spain at the 31st CEDAW Session (July 2004).
    • In English: View it (Acrobat pdf format)!
    • Summary in Spanish (provided by Romis Romanis Association): View it (Acrobat pdf format)!
      European Roma Rights Center AND Open Society Institute, EU Monitoring and Advocacy Program joint shadow report submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women concerning the situation of Romani women and in the Federal Republic of Germany at the 30th CEDAW Session (January 2004)
    •  View it (Acrobat pdf format)! 

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ERRC submission to the European Commission on Roma Inclusion in enlargement countries (May 2017)

25 May 2017

Written comments by the ERRC to the European Commission on enlargement component of the EU Roma Framework.

 

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Roma Rights 1 2017: Roma and Conflict: Understanding the Impact of War and Political Violence

16 May 2017

The impact of conflict on minority populations merits special attention, especially if those minorities have long been marginalized, viewed by the warring parties with a mixture of ambivalence and contempt, and deemed to be communities of little consequence in the peace-building processes that follow the conclusion of hostilities. This issue of Roma Rights Journal takes a look at the fate of Roma during and after conflicts.

Sometimes Roma have been the direct targets of murderous aggression or subject to reprisals. Then there have been the many times where individual Roma actively took a side, but too often the roles played by Roma, Travellers and other minorities were elided from the dominant national narratives that followed.

In many conflicts, caught between warring groups with no foreign power or military alliance to champion their claims, Roma found themselves displaced, despised and declaimed as bogus refugees, nomads and “mere” economic migrants in the aftermath.

As long as Europe’s largest ethnic minority is written out and rendered invisible in the histories of Europe’s wars and conflicts; and excluded from the politics of reconstruction and peace-making, the continent’s self-understanding will remain fatally flawed.

Editors: Marek Szilvasi, Kieran O’Reilly, Bernard Rorke

Roma Rights 1 2017 (PDF)

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Macron Election Call Out

5 May 2017

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