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Katarina Medlova

12 November 2013

Katarina Medlova is from Slovakia, where she has witnessed much discrimination of the national, ethnic, religious and sexual minorities from the part of the state, as well as general public, including young generation. After finishing her master degree in European studies, she thus joined the human rights programme in Central European University to gain legal knowledge and practical skills for human rights advocacy.

She joined the European Roma Rights Center following her interest in primary education and possibilities for good practice and inclusive education for Romani children in CEE countries. While being at ERRC she worked on specific cases of segregation in Slovak schools.

Katarina wants to be on the right side of history and give her helping hand in fighting discrimination of Romani children, because she believes human rights are indivisible and non-negotiable. She believes that activism for Roma rights has to be encouraged as much as possible in order it to work in the atmosphere of hatred, fear and prejudice.
 

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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Hungary (February 2018)

14 February 2018

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Hungary to the UN Human Rights Committee for consideration at its 122nd session (12 Narch - 6 April 2018).

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The Fragility of Professional Competence: A Preliminary Account of Child Protection Practice with Romani and Traveller Children in England

24 January 2018

Romani and Traveller children in England are much more likely to be taken into state care than the majority population, and the numbers are rising. Between 2009 and 2016 the number of Irish Travellers in care has risen by 400% and the number of Romani children has risen 933%. The increases are not consistent with national trends, and when compared to population data, suggest that Romani and Traveller children living in the UK could be 3 times more likely be taken into public care than any other child. 

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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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