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Strategic Litigation

The Association of Hungarian Sex Workers (SZEXE) submitted a report addressing women's issues and rights to the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee in March 2013. Among these issues are discrimination, trafficking, ...

The Hungarian Women’s Lobby (HWL) and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) jointly submitted an alternative report to the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of...

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PATENT Association has submitted a "Response to supplementary information on Hungary scheduled for review by CEDAW during its 54th Session". The submission was made to the UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)....

Hungary upholds Romani women’s right to equality in health institutions

In February 2016, a Romani woman gave birth a public hospital in Miskolc, north-eastern Hungary. During labour she cried out with pain and the midwife yelled at her “if you shout once more I will push the pillow into your face”. When the woman apologised, the doctor said to her “if you had shouted once more I would have called the psychiatrist to take away child away and then you wouldn’t receive Child Benefit, because anyway, you gypsies give birth only for the money!”

The Women and ESCR Working Group, in partnership with ESCR-Net member Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation, held a workshop on advancing women’s...

 The European Roma Rights Centre is ready to sue segregationists across Europe and has launched an online campaign to combat school segregation. A shocking ...

Upon going into labor, Ms. A.S., a member of the Roma community, needed an emergency Caesarian section. Immediately before the surgery, a doctor asked Ms. A.S. to sign consent forms on which the doctor had hand-written a statement that Ms. A.S. consented to a sterilization procedure. Ms. A.S. did not understand the statement or that she had been sterilized until after the operation took place. Her claim of civil rights violations and negligent sterilization was rejected at the local level. In her communication to the CEDAW Committee, it found that the Ms. A.S.

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Hungary
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Women and ESCR
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