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Edita Stejskalová speaking on 31 July 2018 at the demonstration in Prague against the violence targeting Romani people in Italy and Ukraine. (PHOTO:  Zdeněk Ryšavý, Romea.cz)
Edita Stejskalová speaking on 31 July 2018 at the demonstration in Prague against the violence targeting Romani people in Italy and Ukraine. (PHOTO: Zdeněk Ryšavý, Romea.cz)

Edita Stejskalová calls on Czech Govt to create the position of Commissioner for Romani Affairs

1.8.2018 6:48 Speaking yesterday at a demonstration in Prague, Edita Stejskalová, a civil society member of the Czech Government Council on Romani Minority Affairs, called for the Czech Government to immediately create the position of a Commissioner for Romani Affairs. "Romani people do not live in poverty and social exclusion by choice! Romani people are entitled to equal, fair treatment! Romani people do not want to live on the fringes of society! Romani people are demanding that EU institutions and their own Governments educate society to respect the rights of all citizens, and we ask the courts to thoroughly punish advocacy of political opinions based on theories of racial superiority! Romani people demand adequate protection of their lives and personalysecurity, as is guaranteed to all citizens! Romani people demand active, seriously-conceived participation from the national to the international level in decision-making processes," she called on the authorities in a speech that news server Romea.cz. is publishing in full translation below.  full story

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Czech Republic: Romani LGBT people denied entry to nightclub

Prague, 8.5.2014 18:51, (ROMEA) During the first weekend in May more than 20 Romani men and women of minority sexual orientations gathered in Prague's National Minorities House for a first-ever, historic seminar on Romani LGBT people organized by the ARA ART association. Those attending the seminars were subsequently prevented from entering a gay nightclub in Prague because of their ethnicity.  full story




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