Equality and Human Rights Framework

Joint press statement: International Roma Day: Strong call for solidarity ahead of European elections

Tuesday 8 April 2014
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Today, on International Roma Day, anti-racist organisations are seriously concerned about the prevalence of anti-Gypsyism, and pledge to join forces to curb racism and hate speech ahead of the European elections.

Roma are permanent victims of racist violence across Europe and are, to this day, still denied their basic human rights in their countries of origin and of residence. Walls are being built in cities throughout Eastern Europe to separate Roma from the rest of society. 

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