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Confront discrimination to lessen health inequalities for Roma women, urge participants at OSCE human rights conference – Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

“OSCE participating States must address issues of discrimination, access to education and adequate housing and reducing poverty to lessen the health inequalities between Roma and non-Roma women, said participants at the annual OSCE human rights conference in Warsaw on 26 September 2012.

At a discussion organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the European Roma Rights Centre on the margins of the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, participants noted that Romani women face discrimination on multiple grounds.

Poor housing, the lack of access to education opportunities and the exclusion of Roma from public health insurance schemes were noted by participants as having a negative impact on Roma health. The disadvantaged position of Romani women compared to Romani men means that they are disproportionately affected, they added.”

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