Report on Roma Women in Serbia
Friday, April 13, 2007 11:43 AM

The European Roma Rights Center, in conjunction with three local NGOs in Serbia, submitted a parallel report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.  The report highlights issues specific to the rights of Roma women that Serbia must address to comply with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.   

The report documents the plight of Roma women in Serbia. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Serbia from Kosovo and Western European countries, such as Germany, face especially difficult circumstances. 

Among the major issues addressed by the report are: violence against women; barriers to education for Roma women and girls; discrimination in employment and low levels of employment; and the poor health situation of many Roma women.

To view the full report, please click here.

Compiled from: Human Rights Problems Facing Romani Women in Serbia Brought to the Attention of the UN Womens Rights Committee, European Roma Rights Center, 22 March 2007.