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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 8, 2011

Water is a natural resource, no one can restrict anybody in using of it. EU should take proper measurement about resolving the problem

July 8, 2011

Shame on Europe if Not stop Roma Persecution

July 7, 2011

absolutely!!!! what is happening in Slovenia in cruel!!!!!

July 5, 2011

Right to water is a fundamental right and it is fundamental for life and health. It mus be ensured for everyone without discrimination. This right is protected in numerous of international legal acts, but abuses of this right still remains. Realization of the human right to water improve it's dignity and without this right human will not be capable to use other rights. Human right to water is the same as right to life.

June 15, 2011

water is gift of nature to not only human but also to all creatures of the world. stop commercializing water and protect water for future generations.
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