The Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) presents its XIV Report on Discrimination of the Roma Community for the year 2018. FSG has been producing this publication for 14 years, for the main purpose of uncovering and reporting the discrimination that the Roma community continues to suffer.
As in previous years, FSG analyzed progress and best practice of note in the area of discrimination against Roma, which offer a good reference guide of the path being taken by various stakeholders (public, private and social organizations). FSG also highlights recent case law on discrimination and hate crime, in which it analyses various rulings of the European Court of Human Rights. A list of relevant domestic, European and international legislations can also be found, as well as helpful European bodies and organizations.
Additionally, FSG recently extended its team with equality officers in 28 towns to directly help and accompany Roma victims of discrimination.
The report depicts 232 cases of discrimination in which they have assisted 278 people:
A thorough analysis of cases around Europe can be found to compare the situation of discrimination against Roma in various countries and monitor progress towards equality.
The report highlights the work and achievements of FSG in combatting Roma discrimination, such as:
Finally, the report includes special analysis of a core issue, intersectional discrimination, with particular attention for the situation of Roma women, and indicates progress and best practice in this area. It emphasizes the need to adopt specific measures for discrimination against women from minority groups. The thorough analysis is supported by statements from Swedish MEP Soraya Post from Feminist Initiative Sweden and Dr. Tania Sordo Ruz.