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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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Call for Grant Proposals: Community Legal Work Projects

20 January 2017

The ERRC’s legal work – which the organisation describes as “strategic litigation” – has been called “elite” or “elitist”. Budapest-best legal staff members work with us, Roma, as well as with local lawyers and NGOs, to design cases to have a big impact at national or European levels, and ultimately to ensure greater respect for our rights. But is this really working for us? Are we yet convinced – as the ERRC is – that court cases, and relying on legal rights more generally, are going to make our situation any better?

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Call for Proposals: Website Design and Hosting

18 January 2017

The European Roma Rights Centre (“the ERRC”) needs a clear, bold website to get strong messages across to the allies and foes of Roma rights: We are equal. The rights violations we suffer are real and unacceptable. We are taking our cases to court and winning. And the ERRC’s activist lawyers, advocates, researchers, human rights monitors, and entire team are making it possible.

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Romani Woman Harassed by Racist Hospital Staff during Childbirth Wins Case

18 January 2017

Budapest, 18 January 2017: A Romani woman harassed by staff while giving birth at a Hungarian hospital has won a decision in her favour from the Hungarian Equality Body. The woman who gave birth to her baby daughter in February 2016 was alone in the hospital and intimidated by staff who subjected her to verbal harassment and racial slurs, with one doctor telling her “you Gypsies give birth only for the money!”

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