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…

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…

Landmark report highlights environmental racism, state disinvestment in Substandard Romani Settlements

Landmark report highlights environmental racism, state disinvestment in Substandard Romani Settlements

The Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (GFoD) has released a landmark report titled Substandard Romani Settlements Across Europe: Environmental Racism And Disinvestment. This report sheds light on the situation of Roma living in substandard Romani settlements (SRS), one of the most unacceptable forms of discrimination and exclusion of Roma communities across…

How can CDWD contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? Here’s how

How can CDWD contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? Here’s how

Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (CDWD) refers to a form of social stratification and exclusion prevalent in many societies worldwide. CDWD primarily manifests in societies where individuals are categorised into hierarchical groups based on their ancestry, occupation, or birth, often referred to as castes or descent-based groups. Affecting over 270 million people worldwide, which…