“Would a Czech Roma asylum seeker be so desperate to get accepted in Canada that she’d carve two swastikas in her back to fool a refugee judge?” via Gypsy/Roma community | CIReport.ca.
“While it has often been proven that Roma experience extensive discrimination, violence and social exclusion, a new report financed by the European Commission also reveals that this has an overall negative impact on their health.” via Roma in poorer health condition than average: report | EurActiv.
“Berlin dpa – The tally of people seeking political asylum in Germany soared last year by one third, compared to the previous year, with official data on Thursday highlighting growing arrivals of Roma people from the Balkans.” via 1ST LEAD Roma in focus as refugee applications in Germany surge by one third By Jean-Baptiste Piggin, … Continue reading
“Around half of all Hungarian workers report experiencing discrimination at work, according to a survey released on July 4. This compares poorly with Western Europe, where 35% of workers report discrimination.The survey also found that those most likely to face discrimination are Roma, closely followed by Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer LGBTQ people.” Read more via … Continue reading
Summer roundup Discrimination never goes on vacation… Here’s a roundup of some big (and/or interesting) stories over these past three summer months about Roma in Canada and Europe. But what did we miss? Post your links and thoughts in the comments section. News from Canada: Supreme Court rules that cuts to refugee health care are … Continue reading
“In March the government published a white paper detailing what Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag called “an unknown and dark part of Swedish history”. The document revealed historic treatment of Roma in Sweden, detailing systemic abuse and police opinions that it would be best to kill them off.The government also created a Commission Against Anti-Romanyism, aimed … Continue reading
“Hungary’s national police chief firmly rejected claims of ethnic based discrimination when levying fines, in a letter released on the police homepage on Thursday.Karoly Papp responded to an initiative by the Roma Press Centre and five civil rights groups that proposed on July 15 setting up a working group with the national police with the … Continue reading
“On August 2, 1944, 2,897 Roma and Sinti, men, women, and children incarcerated in Auschwitz-Birkenau were loaded onto trucks, transported to gas chamber V, and liquidated as part of Hitlers genocide. All of them were killed in a matter of hours, their bodies then disposed of in the crematorium. Upon the liberation of Auschwitz by … Continue reading
“In this podcast, contributors to a Roma youth conference discuss how they may be affected by multiple discrimination.” via Podcast: The impact of multiple discrimination on Roma youth | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE. Update: Here is a link to the report on which the podcast is based: http://enter.coe.int/roma/Media/Files/Barrabaripen-Equality-Young-Roma-speak-about-multiple-discrimination
“A 16 year-old boy is fighting for his life in a Paris hospital. On June 13, Darius was found by a neighbor in a supermarket cart, unconscious, on the side of a road.Whatever the motives of his attackers turn out to be—and no motive could justify the violent attack against him—this horrific crime doesn’t come … Continue reading