Roma in the Czech Republic

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Today, the ERTF published Fact Sheet on the situation of Roma in the Czech Republic. The document point out that the situation of Roma people in the Czech Republic is still extremely worrying. It is one of their most urgent social and human rights problems as they suffer multiple discriminations and are systematically cast away from the majority society. They suffer from high levels of poverty, unemployment and illiteracy and face varying levels of discrimination in education, employment, healthcare and housing. It is estimated that 80 to 100 000 Roma are socially excluded. Despite the existence of legal provisions against discrimination and racist violence, Roma people still suffer this plague in the Czech Republic. There is still work to be done in this country to achieve equality in law and a de facto equality for Roma people.

Read the full report here.