Education & Training

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Seminar on Birth Registration, Access to Rights and Protection against Discrimination Held in Pozarevac

On 10 April 2013, a seminar on birth registration, access to rights and protection against discrimination was held in Pozarevac for representatives and activists of Roma associations and organizations, Roma coordinators, health mediators and pedagogical assistants from Arandjelovac, Velika Plana, Kucevo, Veliko Gradiste, Smederevska Palanka, Smederevo, Kostolac and Pozarevac. The seminar, which was attended by 26 participants, was organized by Praxis within the project Legal Assistance to Persons at Risk of Statelessness in Serbia, funded by UNHCR.

Through presentation of cases and legal solutions in effect, Praxis representatives presented the possibilities for exercise and protection of status and socioeconomic rights. Afterwards, the participants discussed the problems they encounter in practice and exchanged experiences related to proceeding of competent services and bodies. It was pointed to individual cases of discrimination, suggestions were presented for overcoming the situations in which discriminatory proceeding threatens dignity of members of Roma national minority or hinders their access to basic human rights. The participants emphasised the usefulness of the conducted seminar, but it was also pointed to the need to undertake measures to additionally motivate Roma population, both in terms of acquainting them with available mechanisms for protection of their rights and in terms of readiness to take actual steps towards improvement of living conditions of the entire Roma community. At the end of the seminar, the participants were awarded certificates.

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