Slovakia

Human Rights Challenges

According to the 2019 Universal Periodic Review from the United Nations, the human rights challenges in Slovakia relates to, among others:

  • Racial discrimination against different minorities, especially Roma, Muslims and persons of African descent.
  • Increasingly hostile environment against persons on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
  • Excessive use of force by law enforcement officials, mostly after apprehension, which might amount to ill-treatment or torture, and also at the low number of complaints, prosecutions and convictions in such cases.
  • Human trafficking, the lenient sentencing of perpetrators and the vulnerability of Roma women and girls.
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Early childhood care and education.
  • Human rights education in school curricula.
  • Discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women in society and family.
  • Prevalence of gender-based violence and harmful practices against women.

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Civic Leader for the Long Run

Aim: Strengthen the leadership capacity and those non-profit organizations that will continue to be the pillars of civil society, as well as strengthen mutual learning and cooperation of key non-profit organizations in the regions.
Activities: Study trip to Oslo and exchange of experiences and competences with civil society organizations in Norway.
Partner: Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia (PDCS).
Funding: EEA Grant.

 

Photo: Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia (PDCS)