The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry to look at the inequalities experienced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, the effectiveness of policymaking, and what action the Government can take to tackle the inequalities. The committee is particularly keen to hear directly from Gypsies, Roma and Travellers about their own experiences. The deadline for written submissions is Friday 27 January 2017.
The Women and Equalities Select Committee is inviting expressions of interest from individuals interested in being a specialist adviser to the Committee’s inquiry into tackling inequalities faced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. The deadline for expressions of interest is 5 pm on 6 January 2017.
The Alliance of Antigypsyism launched in July 2016 and produced a reference paper. The Alliance is an occasional coalition of organisations that promote equality of rights for Roma, to advance a better understanding of antigypsyism.
In June 2016, the European Commission published ‘Effective Roma integration measures in the Member States 2016’.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) interactive data explorer provides access to FRA survey data.
Show Racism the Red Card have produced a guide ‘Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children – Toolkit and Activities for promoting Equality and Tackling Racism’.
‘Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland. A Comprehensive Analysis of the 2011 Census’ was published by the Scottish Government in December 2015.
In December 2015, the European Roma Rights Centre published ‘Roma Rights 2 2015: Nothing About Us Without Us? Roma Participation in Policy Making and Knowledge Production’.
‘Hate Speech against Roma in the Media’ was published by the European Roma Information Office in July 2015.
The Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation of Roma worldwide, with a particular focus on the phenomenon of anti-Gypsyism, was presented to the UN Human Rights Council on 15 June 2015.