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Conference on HIV and human rights in the EU and neighbouring countries
30/05/2013

In the context of the UN 2011 declaration on HIV/AIDS, a high-level meeting on HIV and human rights in the EU and neighbouring countries took place in Brussels on 27-28 May.

Inequalities and multiple discrimination in access to and quality of healthcare

Inequalities and multiple discrimination in access to and quality of healthcare
Report / Paper / Summary
March
2013
Certain people are seen as particularly vulnerable to unequal treatment, because they share a combination of characteristics that may trigger discrimination. A Roma woman sterilised without her informed consent, for example, has suffered discrimination not just because of her sex, as all women do not face this treatment, nor just because she is Roma, as Roma men may not face this treatment. The discriminatory treatment is based specifically on the intersection of her sex and ethnic origin.

Multiple discrimination in healthcare - Q&A

How people are treated differently in healthcare

How people are treated differently in healthcare
Easy-to-read report
March
2013
This book will tell you about FRA’s work on how people might be treated differently in healthcare and on multiple discrimination in healthcare.

Factsheet - Inequalities and multiple discrimination in access to and quality of healthcare

In brief / Factsheet
March
2013
The FRA report 'Inequalities and multiple discrimination in access to and quality of healthcare' examines experiences of unequal treatment on more than one ground in healthcare, providing evidence of discrimination or unfair treatment.
Women still face inequalities and often multiple forms of discrimination
08/03/2012

Equality is a core component of fundamental rights protection. Yet gender inequalities persist in today's society, and are often compounded by other forms of discrimination, preventing women from enjoying their full rights.

Ludovica Banfi

Ludovica Banfi
Project Manager, Social Research
Research and Data Unit

Ludovica Banfi's areas of expertise with respect to the FRA’s work include: health and migration; multiple discrimination; gender equality and social research methods.

She has managed several projects in areas such as migration and domestic work, healthcare of migrants, multiple discrimination and transnationalism in the context of migration in the EU and neighbouring countries. She previously worked as a research fellow at the University of Bologna, the University of Trento and at Middlesex University and as a research assistant in NGOs in Canada, Italy and Ukraine.

She holds a PhD in sociology and has published a number of articles, book chapters and reports in the fields of migration and discrimination, including Genderace, The use of racial anti-discrimination laws: gender and citizenship in a multicultural context - Final report (2010).

Multiple discrimination from a legal perspective
28/02/2012

On 28 February, the FRA hosted a stakeholder meeting to achieve greater clarity on the added value of the legal case for multiple discrimination in Europe, as part of FRA's research on multiple discrimination.

Combatting inequalities and multiple discrimination in access to healthcare
29/02/2012

On 29 February, the FRA hosted a stakeholder meeting on inequalities and multiple discrimination in access to healthcare, focusing on the provisional findings of the FRA research project on the subject.

Women still face inequalities and often multiple forms of discrimination
08/03/2012

Equality is a core component of fundamental rights protection. Yet gender inequalities persist in today's society, and are often compounded by other forms of discrimination, preventing women from enjoying their full rights.