Turkey develops strategy to fight Roma unemployment
Turkish Employment Organization (İŞKUR) General Manager Mustafa Kemal Biçerli has said İŞKUR has started implementing a program geared toward boosting employment for the country's disadvantaged people, including Roma.
Speaking to the Anatolia news agency on Wednesday, Biçerli noted that the unemployment rate among Roma is much higher than the national average and that vocational training courses tailored for Roma interests will not only help reduce their joblessness but also facilitate the group's integration with the rest of society.
As part of what is called the “Employment Strategy for Roma,” İŞKUR focused on the 16 provinces that are home to the largest Roma populations in Turkey, including İzmir, Çanakkale, Edirne and Tekirdağ. The vocational training is conducted in coordination with relevant business sectors, and all participants are guaranteed a job upon their completion of the program.
- In the V-4, COVID-19 pandemic exploited for ultra-right hoaxes, calls for authoritarianism
- UN budget cuts endanger human rights monitoring - deadline to join NGO letter is TOMORROW 26 MAY
- Czech EdMin closing one funding avenue for teaching assistants for socially disadvantaged pupils
- Czech Republic: Romani family of quintuplets ineligible for state benefits after private fundraising fiasco
- Slovak Romani people travelling to visit relatives not allowed on planes in Warsaw, some have lost their life savings
- Czech Republic: Romani social workers share their experiences ahead of Rapid Re-Housing project in Brno
- Czech court reviews alleged racial discrimination during first-grade enrollments
- Czech Republic: Many Romani families being evicted by year-end
- ERRC Seeks Human Rights Monitors
- Commentary: The local dispute over "counting Roma"
- Czech Republic: ROMEA journalist interviewed by Radio Wave about death of young Romani man
- Amnesty International: How are the Czech schools educating Romani children?