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Edita Stejskalová (right) and Petr Torák (center), Romani civil society members of the Czech Government Council on Romani Minority Affairs, at the Council session on 10 September 2018. (PHOTO:  František Bikár, Romea.cz)
Edita Stejskalová (right) and Petr Torák (center), Romani civil society members of the Czech Government Council on Romani Minority Affairs, at the Council session on 10 September 2018. (PHOTO: František Bikár, Romea.cz)

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David Beňák: Health inequality in the Czech Republic a topic now that Romani infant mortality double the national average

8.7.2017 17:24 Inequality and the discrimination flowing from it exists in the Czech Republic across a wide palette of variations. Inequality exists with respect to incomes, access to education and to information generally.
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Tomáš Ščuka: Unwritten social rules make racism against the Romani minority socially acceptable

4.6.2017 12:40 As we all well know, the written laws of any country legislate the generally binding rules for behavior in society and are enforceable. There are also unwritten laws, or legal customs, and they are also determined by the rules of behavior through which a society governs itself.  full story

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Michal Mižigár: Inclusion is an opportunity for a better life

2.12.2016 20:38 Last month we marked the ninth anniversary of the victorious "D.H." judgment at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, in which 18 Romani people from Ostrava who had been unjustifiably reassigned to what were then called "special schools" saw justice done and defended their right to a quality education. I would like to share a story with you about why it is important for all children to have equal access to education.  full story

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Radim Kupec on the death of Romani man in Žatec: The essence of equality is justice

23.10.2016 15:30 With respect to the events of Tuesday, when a young Romani man, Miroslav Demeter, died, many articles have already written and many questions asked that have not yet found their answers. Here I will try not to repeat what has been said by the others who have not been afraid to openly write their opinions about this issue.  full story

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Ireland: Roma immigrant challenges state's refusal to award her welfare

22.7.2015 0:35 The Irish Times reports that a Roma citizen of Romania with two young children is suing Ireland's Department of Social Protection for refusing to award her various welfare benefits, claiming the refusal is a violation of EU law. Her counsel, Derek Shorthall, told the High Court that the case raises "very weighty legal issues".  full story

Ghoncheh Ghavami, arrested to take part in a pacific demonstration against prohibition for women to attend Volleyball matches along men

Iranian woman gets two years for protesting ban on women attending sports matches

Teheran, Iran, 6.11.2014 12:29, (ROMEA) Ghoncheh Ghavami, age 25, is an English-Iranian woman arrested in Tehran this past June for trying to attend a volleyball match together with men. A court has now sentenced her to two years in prison.  full story

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Czech chamber of experts on gender equality being created

Prague, 25.8.2014 17:12, (ROMEA) A chamber of experts dedicated to the issue of equality beween men and women is being created in the Czech Republic. The body will bring together qualified people from academia and from various specialized areas of practice to focus on the issue.  full story




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