Inclusive strategies for marginalised communities: Good practices, challenges in the 2030 Agenda

Inclusive strategies for marginalised communities: Good practices, challenges in the 2030 Agenda

New York: On July 9, 2024, a significant meeting was held at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the ongoing inclusive strategies for communities discriminated against based on work and descent. The event, attended by key stakeholders and experts, focused on highlighting good practices, challenges, and the transnational implications of marginalisation, with an…

CDWD’s Simona Torotcoi addresses HLPF on how science & tech can empower community

CDWD’s Simona Torotcoi addresses HLPF on how science & tech can empower community

Distinguished delegates, my name is Simona Torotcoi, I am a Roma from Romania from ERGO Network, and I am part of the Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent, experiencing similar forms of discrimination with the Quilambola and Palenque in Brazil and Colombia, the Roma in Europe, the Dalits in South Asia, the Haratins and others in…

GFoD convener Paul Divakar makes passionate appeal to save India’s CDWD among intense heatwave

GFoD convener Paul Divakar makes passionate appeal to save India’s CDWD among intense heatwave

Paul Divakar, the convener of the Global Forum on Discrimination, has issued a passionate appeal against the increasing dangers of climate change and how it is leaving India’s CDWD with nowhere to go.  In a story published by Al Jazeera titled: “‘I’m in hell’: How rising heat is amplifying India’s social divides”, Divakar said the…

UNICEF publishes major report on Roma children and women, gives crucial recommendations

UNICEF publishes major report on Roma children and women, gives crucial recommendations

UNICEF has published a summary of findings from four MICS surveys in Roma settlements in Kosovo (UNSCR 1244), Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, highlighting several aspects regarding Roma Children and Women.  Governments, international organisations, and civil society have increasingly recognized the importance of protecting and advancing the rights of Roma individuals, UNICEF pointed, leading to…

The situation of Roma in the Slovak Republic

The situation of Roma in the Slovak Republic

My name is Annamaria Pšenková, I am a Roma from Slovakia, and I am part of the Rights Expert program of the Global Forum of Communities Discriminated Against Work and Descent (GFoD). This report has a two-fold purpose. Firstly, it intends to provide a general understanding of the Roma community in Slovakia, which is one…