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20/05/2015

Conference focuses on labour trafficking

FRA took part in a roundtable discussion on ‘Combating labour trafficking – project experiences’ during a conference on the topic in Brussels on 26-27 May.

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The Slovak Spectator: Domestic and gender-based violence is a violation of fundamental human rights - recognized by all member states of the Council of Europe, and by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union...A survey of the 28 EU member countries published by the European Fundamental Rights Agency last spring confirms the high incidence of such violence in European households. An estimated 13 million women in the EU had experienced physical violence in the course of the 12 months prior to the survey.
EU Reporter: It is no news that people with intellectual disabilities are discriminated against, that their rights are infringed upon, and that they are denied the same opportunities as any other person. Still, the scale of the problem is often minimized, and instances of neglect and abuse are brushed under the carpet. The reality is uncomfortable for many. As the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights points out, 21 European member states currently prevent some people with disabilities from voting or standing for elections. Children with intellectual disabilities are often forced into sub-par education, and their families are driven into poverty due to lack of support in caring for their children.
Times of Malta: People have a right to feel safe from bullying, harassment and discrimination. However, according to a 2012 survey conducted by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, this is not the reality for individuals who make up part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) community.