The Situation of Roma Children in Moldova

The Situation of Roma Children in Moldova


Date of publication:  20 Dec 2010 Publisher:  European Roma Rights Center Publication type:  Report / Study / Data

The report on the Situation of Roma Children in Moldova aims to call for action on social inclusion of Roma children in the Republic of Moldova. The difficult social situation of Roma in Moldova is mentioned in different documents adopted by international organisations, Moldovan authorities, and non-governmental organisations. There are many causes for such a situation – economic, social, geographic, and cultural/ethnic. These failures have to be identified and eliminated. For identification of these causes it is necessary to carry out investigation of existing situations concerning Roma children and their rights to a decent life. The purpose of the study is to analyse the situation of Roma children in the Republic of Moldova through the synthesis of available data and information on Roma children in Moldova as well as by checking data reliability in order to identify the gaps and provide recommendations for further development of surveys and studies in this domain. The specific objectives were to: * Present available information and* identify data gaps that need to be filled for the development and implementation of basic evidence-based policies; * Identify areas for further development of surveys and studies related to Roma families and children; * Identify key players, including NGOs and CBOs, and areas of intervention related to carrying out on-going and/or planned activities in this domain; * Stimulate debates among relevant actors at the central and local levels in order to better address the issue; * Provide an advocacy tool for setting children, particularly Roma ones, as the highest priority in combating poverty and exclusion.

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