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06 Oct 2019
The Seznam Zprávy online magazine reports that the statistics about the nursery, primary and secondary schools in the Czech Republic have to be registered, including qualified estimates of Romani pupils. Data are needed for documents about...
28 Jan 2019
ECPAT in their new report warns the sexual exploitation of children in Czech Republic is on a rise. Especially worrisome is the fact victims are sometimes as young as 3 years old, trafficking and tourism are significant risks while the lack of...
15 Jan 2019
Council of Europe`s Commissioner for Human Rights wrote a letter to the Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Czech Republic reacting to the proposed changes of the laws on education of pupils with special education needs. The Commissioner...
25 Jul 2017
The abnormal discrepancies in education among Roma and non-Roma youth within the Czech Republic have been most recently spotlighted. The former comprised a sizeable 4% of the Czech youth student body during the 2015 to 2016 academic session, however...
03 Oct 2016
'Transition Online' reports that as Czech students headed back to class this fall, their schools started implementing a long-awaited law that could finally end the de facto segregation of Roma students – though activists remain skeptical.  More than...
08 Sep 2016
This Al Jazeera feature report describes a campaign launched by Roma women in the Czech Republic, fighting against segregation to give their children equal opportunities. "Go to a Good School"  is a campaign for better education for Roma children,...
09 Aug 2016
Radio Prague reports on the partnership which has developed between the Philharmonic and the Roma community in the Czech Republic. This partnership has been established with the aim of enabling greater social inclusion of the Roma community and to...
20 Jul 2016
Aljazeera reports that the systematic sterilisation of Roma women without their full and informed consent - aimed at bringing down their high birth rate - was state policy in the former Czechoslovakia during the communist era. It was officially...
13 Oct 2015
The World Post reports that the Czech Republic's ombudsman is condemning conditions in a detention facility for asylum-seekers, saying they violate the U.N.'s Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights.  Anna...
13 Oct 2015
According to a Reuters article, the Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner accussed Slovakia and the Czech Republic of failing to make progress in eliminating segregation of Roma children in schools and hate speech.  Reporting on Slovakia,...

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