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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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July 29, 2011

water is a natural resource on which no one has a claim,hence no one has any right to deny anyone

July 29, 2011

liberty for ROMA

July 18, 2011

Water is a neccesity and in New Zealand we often take it for granted. help the Roma people.

July 17, 2011

Bangladesh

Liberty for Roma

July 8, 2011

Pakistan

Water is a natural resources. Every human being have the rights given by God to take the water as much as they like its free from the God and it is necessary for every one for life, No one can restrict for getting water for their living, No one can live with our Water and Air . The EU. nearby countries other organisations and NGO's must take action and ensure to access to safe drinking water to Roma communities who are suffering from this problem
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