To show serious commitment and transpose sectorial policies combined with Roma integration strategy into practice at national and local level;
To ensure that gender equality is one of the priority areas in the implementation and monitoring mechanisms of the NRI strategy
To make the best use of EU provisions in connection with the new planning period ( 2014-2020) regarding use of funding of ESF and particularly the ERDF for housing and marginalized communities which effect Romani women
To increase efforts to combat racial and gender discrimination at all levels, in particular education and employment and to engage in partnership with the Roma civil society organizations and the Roma communities. To put an immediate end and ensure adequate support for to all families who face collective deportations, forced returns and repatriations.
Prevent and combat segregation in education by adopting anti-segregation policies; revise education acts to ensure inclusive and non-discriminatory education; adopt definitions of segregation; enforce existing anti-discrimination legislation; enforce international legislation on anti-discrimination, children’s rights and gender equality.
Increase participation in tertiary education
Create a specific scholarship for girls to increase their participation in higher education on specific fields, such as medicine, public administration, etc.
Improve national Roma integration strategies on education by including concrete gender-specific indicators
Prevent the enrolment of healthy Romani children into special education. do not let the segregate Romani girls and boys in schools for mentally handicapped as it happened in the Czech republic as addressed in the European Human Rights court case DH and others vs. Czech Republic decided on 13 November 2007.
Re-test Romani pupils from schools for mentally disabled against misdiagnosis and create the conditions for their integration into mainstream schools.
Legalise illegal settlements in order to provide security of tenure and property rights for accessing basic rights.
Ensure the right to adequate housing
Address housing segregation
Improve national laws on forced eviction, including on alternative housing and family support
Implement a moratorium on all mass evictions until the proper legal framework is in place to ensure that unlawful or arbitrary evictions do not occur and that any evictions are in compliance with international human rights law, including as informed by General Comments No. 4 and 7 of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacements, prepared by the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing.
Ensure compliance with international human rights law on housing; ensure that all residents enjoy security of tenure that guarantees legal protection against forced eviction, harassment and other threats.
Revise national laws on social housing and protect against discrimination in the law and implementation
Provide the necessary infrastructure in remote and disconnected Romani neighbourhoods.
Ensure access to health care of Romani, Sinti and Traveller women
Increase the number of Romani, Sinti and Traveller women to achieve universal treatment for Romani, Sinti and Traveller women
Prevent and combat discrimination in hospitals (segregation in maternity awards)
Compensate victims of forced and coerced sterilization
Employ Romani women in state institutions at local and national level
Encourage further training for employers and managers to manage cultural diversity and hire Romani, Sinti and Traveller women.
Provide mechanisms for effective protection against discrimination of Roma in the labour market and workplace.
Conduct information campaigns and build partnerships at the national, regional, and local level to promote the labour insertion of Roma.
Reconcile family and working life of women, including the support of families and children’s facilities (kindergartens and other facilities).
Increase Roma and Sinti women’s access to economic resources and opportunities including jobs, self-employment, financial services, property and other productive assets, such as skills development and market information.
To adjust the professional training of Romani women to the market needs as well as move from the traditional crafts to the modern innovative approaches.
Policy development and implementation
States should ensure that they meet their human rights commitments through the implementation of adequate policies on Romani, Sinti and Traveller women
Demonstrate commitment through the allocation of budget on Romani, Sinti and Traveller women
Compile, analise and use disaggregated data on gender and ethnicity, while ensuring protection of personal data.
Impact studies on Roma policies and programs in the area of education, health care, employment, housing, social protection, participation in public and political life.
Urge OSCE MS, where Traveller communities live, to ensure the visibility of Travellers, especially Traveller women.
Urge international organisations such as the OSCE, EU, UN, CoE to ensure visibility and participation of Traveller women.
Urge the Irish government to officially recognize Travellers as angroup, as recommended by human rights bodies, such as the CER Urge the French government to officially recognize Roma as an ethnic/minority group, as recommended by human rights bodies, such as the CERD
Media promotion of the positive image of Roma women, changing the public opinion and explaining their socio-economic situation.
Take measures to eliminate discrimination against minorities to participate in political election.
To upgrade the profile and strengthen the status of the OSCE/ Gender Section. We suggest creating a specific unit on women who face multiple discriminations, such as Romani women.