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Before 4 June, the Day of Civil Freedoms and Rights, Commissioner for Human Rights submitted to the Parliament their annual report on the state of observance of civil rights and freedoms in Poland.

 

A new programme by Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) addresses inequality of Roma women from an integral approach. 25 Roma professionals women will work for the programme, which will be developed in 28 cities.

CALÍ complements the FSG´s programmes developed with the support of the European Social Fund: Acceder (professional training and employment) and Promociona (education).

 

It is important to view the phenomenon of hate speech from a human rights perspective because hate speech touches upon the very core of our democracy: freedom of expression. Having said that, freedom of expression is not an absolute, and thus we are faced with a human rights dilemma. While freedom of expression should be respected, marginalised groups should be protected against acts motivated by hate, discrimination and racism.

The objective of the study by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) is to gain insight into how often hate speech appears in connection with news dissemination and debate.

 

Recent reports that Northern Ireland has reached ‘effectively full employment’ is good news. However, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s Statement on Key Inequalities in Northern Ireland strikes a cautionary note.

 

The 2017 Annual Report of the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights highlights the main tasks of the Centre throughout last year.

 

A study visit of the Albanian Commissioner for the Protection from Discrimination (CPD) office, Ombudsman/People’s Advocate office and Ministry of Health and Social Protection to Brussels, Belgium took place from 7 to 9 May 2018.

Funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, they got to meet with Equinet on the last day.

 

The Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania just started the “Price Has No Gender” campaign to raise awareness about the fact that the same beauty and leisure services are priced differently for women and men, even though it is against equal treatment laws in Lithuania.

 

 

In 2017, Slovak National Centre for Human Rights conducted research with 11-19 year olds in elementary and secondary schools on their attitudes towards religious groups, racial and ethnic groups and well as people from neighbouring countries.

 

Discrimination in the housing market is forbidden, and we all have the right to an adequate standard of living. Race/Ethnic Origin and Gender cannot be used as reasons to deny someone a home.

 

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