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Compensation Now: Campaign on Coerced Sterilisation

3 July 2008

This section of the ERRC’s website contains relevant information and links related to the coerced sterilisation of Romani women in Central Europe. Materials for this section have been prepared around a lobbying campaign commencing on 3 July by the Ostrava-based Group of Women Harmed by Sterilisation, the ERRC and the Peacework Development Fund at the 2008 Women’s Worlds Congress in Madrid, Spain. The campaign is supported by the Open Society Institute’s Public Health Program and the Heinrich Boll Stiftung Warsaw. This page includes updates on actions undertaken by the ERRC and in partners, as well as downloadable campaigning materials in English, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian and Slovak (see below).

 
Elena Gorolova and Marta Puskova of the Group of Women Harmed by Sterilisation at the Women's Worlds Congress in Madrid.
Photo credit: ERRC

 

Tell the governments concerned that it is time for action! Support the Romani survivors of coerced sterilisation in Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia by sending our postcard or letter.

Advocacy letter in English

Tell us you sent the letter or postcard, or otherwise supported the campaign, and join our online list of supporters by writing us at: compensation.now@errc.org.

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ERRC Joins Call to End Childhood Statelessness in Europe

22 November 2016

Budapest, London, 22 November 2016: Today the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), representing over fifty civil society organisations from across Europe, including the European Roma Rights Centre, will hand over a petition to members of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe calling on European leaders to commit to ending childhood statelessness.

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Nucené a Kruté: Sterilizace a její důsledky pro Romské ženy v České Republice (1966-2016)

28 November 2016

Tato zpráva zkoumá praktiky nedobrovolných sterilizací v České republice, tak jak si je proti jejich vůli a bez svobodného souhlasu prožily romské ženy. Spolu s přehledem institucionálního, právního a politického kontextu, v rámci kterého se tyto sterilizace konaly, se zpráva zaměřuje především na osobní svědectví sterilizovaných romských žen. Ta byla získána prostřednictvím individuálních rozhovorů a v rámci skupinových diskuzí 22 nedobrovolně sterilizovaných žen.

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Coercive and Cruel: Sterilisation and its Consequences for Romani Women in the Czech Republic (1966-2016)

28 November 2016

This report examines the practice of coercive sterilisations in the Czech Republic as experienced by Romani women against their will or without free and informed consent. Along with a review of the institutional, legal and policy context within which these sterilisations took place, the main focus of the report is on the personal experiences of sterilised Romani women.

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