Roma, Sinti, Travellers
UN Human Rights Office
The UN Human Rights Office works in a number of countries to strengthen the effective exercise of human rights by Roma, Sinti and Travellers. It does this through supporting work to develop government policies on Roma inclusion, strengthening the capacities of Roma – and in particular Romani women – to take part in local, regional, national and international decision-making, as well as by working to challenge patterns and practices of discrimination and abuse. A number of Roma rights activists from countries around the world have also taken part in OHCHR’s minority fellowship programme.
Where are we?
The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues has expressed concern about the alarming rise in recent years of intimidation, aggression and violence against Roma minorities, including scapegoating and hate speech through social media. Racial bias and discrimination has resurfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic with false rumours against Roma minorities.
On 2 August we annually remember #Roma & Sinti victims of the Holocaust. And we commit to combat anti-Romani racism & discrimination existing today. Many Roma still lack access to basic services, and suffer from police brutality and hate speech. #FightRacism #Stand4HumanRights pic.twitter.com/8xH6sGmBre— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) July 31, 2021