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Water is a human right: End discrimination against Roma in Slovenia

00:00 - 23:59 (UTC)
16 March 2011 - 31 December 2011
Ljubljana
Slovenia
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Join the campaign to ensure that Roma in Slovenia have access to clean, safe drinking water, sanitation and adequate housing. Attend this event and add 60 steps to the Rights Journey.

 

In Slovenia, like the rest of Europe, nearly 100 per cent of the population has access to safe drinking water. Yet today, some Roma communities struggle to collect even small amounts of water for drinking, washing and cooking.

 

Silvana Hudorovac, who lives with her family in an informal Roma settlement near Ponova vas, with no water or sanitation, told us: “We have to use the water from the stream which is very dirty. Children vomit and get diarrhoea.”

 

This is not by chance or by choice – it is due to discrimination.

 

Many Roma are denied access to these vital public services because their homes are in “irregular settlements”. But widespread discrimination against Roma in towns across Slovenia often means living in these settlements is their only option. Other communities and local authorities block Roma families from moving into their areas and very little social housing exists as an alternative.

 

Housing, water and sanitation are human rights. Find out more about what life is like for Roma in Slovenia who face discrimination every day – and take action

 

Follow our campaign on the right to water on Twitter (@demanddignity) or find us on Facebook.

 

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December 4, 2011

Clean water should be a basic human right since it is imperative for survival.

November 29, 2011

I wonder why is so hard for human to live in peace, when we are not animals, I can not imagine what the problem is in the one world we are into today. my question is, where is the LOVE?

November 21, 2011

I think everyone has the right to clean water, for me clean water is not a problem as I live in Canada, but I understand how they must feel not being allowed clean water by the government that promised to take care of them.

November 14, 2011

we dalits of india were denied to fetch water,touching the water is restricted,roma mam weappreciate ur struggle fr water which is owned by god and nature, yet we dalits looks fr water from upper castes

November 9, 2011

I just can't even imagine how these poor people live? This is a big health risk and this cruelty needs to be addressed immidietly.
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