Discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities and people with mental health problems persists despite the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the EU and 20 Member States.
Many Roma continue to face discrimination and social exclusion across the EU, according to a new report published jointly by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 23 May 2012.
As lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people continue to face serious challenges in fully enjoying their fundamental rights, the FRA calls for robust data to better understand and address the extent of discrimination and hate crime across the European Union.
As part of the FRA's work in the overall EU framework for Roma integration, the agency presented its multi-annual Roma Programme and the general results that can be expected through its Roma Pilot Survey in Bratislava on 3-4 May to an EU Roma meeting.
On 23 April the FRA informed members of the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality about the scope, the aims and the timeline of the on-going EU-wide Violence against Women survey.