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Universal Periodic Review to Spain 2020: an opportunity to advance the enjoyment of human rights by Roma people Universal Periodic Review to Spain 2020: an opportunity to advance the enjoyment of human rights by Roma people [editar]
  • Today Spain is examined for the third time at the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council, where progress, setbacks and areas for improvement since the last review, carried out in 2015, will be analyzed.
  • The Fundación Secretariado Gitano has participated in this process, directly as an entity and through different networks and platforms, to put on the table the advances, but also the gaps that still today exist to obtain the effective enjoyment of all human rights by part of the Roma community.
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EURoma holds its latest Management Committee on 21-22 November, hosted by Hungarian partners EURoma holds its latest Management Committee on 21-22 November, hosted by Hungarian partners [editar] Representatives of the Network partner organisations from ten countries as well as different European Commission’s Directorate-Generals with competences as regards ESI Funds and Roma inclusion addressed different topics of relevance to contribute to a better use of these funds to promote the social inclusion, the equal opportunities and the fight against discrimination of the Roma READ MORE
FSG participates in the pre-sessions of the UPR to Spain organised at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva FSG participates in the pre-sessions of the UPR to Spain organised at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva [editar]

Last December 10th we were invited to participate in the pre-sessions of the UPR to Spain, organized at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. The reason for these pre-sessions is to establish a first approach and dialogue between Spanish civil society and the different permanent missions of the member states of the United Nations, with the intention of being able to have a direct knowledge about the human rights situation in Spain.

We had the opportunity to participate in a panel together with other representative entities of the different sectors and groups of Spanish society. Our role was to put on the table the reality of the Roma community in Spain, what are the current conditions in the enjoyment of human rights such as employment, housing, education and cross-cutting issues such as Discrimination, Poverty (with special focus on child poverty) and the gender approach.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a single mechanism of the Human Rights Council (the Council) of the United Nations that aims to improve the human rights situation on the ground of each of the 193 UN members states.

Under this mechanism, the human rights situation of all UN members states is analysed every 5 years. A total of 42 states are reviewed each year. The result of each review is reflected in a final report that lists the recommendations made by the other member states to the State under review, which will have to be implemented before the next review.

The UPR of Spain will take place on January 22th at the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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Fundación Secretariado Gitano participates in the first annual thematic seminar of Active Youth projects organized by the EEA Norway Funds Fundación Secretariado Gitano participates in the first annual thematic seminar of Active Youth projects organized by the EEA Norway Funds [editar] On November 25th and 26th, the Fundación Secretariado Gitano was invited to participate in this conference organized in Brussels by our funder of the project “Find Your way to the world of work” which we are currently implementing in Madrid, Santander , Pamplona, ​​León and Sevilla READ MORE
Promociona celebrates 10 years working for the educational success of Roma girls and boys Promociona celebrates 10 years working for the educational success of Roma girls and boys [editar] 1,300 students participating in the educational program have obtained the secondary education degree and, almost 90% out of them, continued to post-compulsory studies. READ MORE
Our project #EmpleandoDigital winner of the 2019 Vocational Education and Training (VET) Excellence Awards Our project #EmpleandoDigital winner of the 2019 Vocational Education and Training (VET) Excellence Awards [editar]

Carried out by the Fundación Secretariado Gitano and the Spanish Red Cross, with the support of Fundación Accenture and the European Social Fund.

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The Fundación Secretariado Gitano presents a The Fundación Secretariado Gitano presents a "Comparative study on the situation of the Roma population in Spain in relation to employment and poverty" [editar] The strong inequality and lack of protection in the access to economic and social rights in relation to the population as a whole, among the main conclusions. READ MORE
Fundacion Secretariado Gitano publishes a guide on Intersectional Discrimination and Roma women Fundacion Secretariado Gitano publishes a guide on Intersectional Discrimination and Roma women [editar] The Guide aims to make visible the discrimination of Roma women and provides guidelines to understand and identify this type of situations. READ MORE
The new Eurobarometer on Discrimination shows the persistence of antigitanism in the EU, with some improvements compared to 2015 The new Eurobarometer on Discrimination shows the persistence of antigitanism in the EU, with some improvements compared to 2015 [editar] Over all groups, discrimination against Roma people is considered the most widespread (61% on average in the EU, and 65% in Spain). READ MORE

Universal Periodic Review to Spain 2020: an opportunity to advance the enjoyment of human rights by Roma people

Universal Periodic Review to Spain 2020: an opportunity to advance the enjoyment of human rights by Roma people