Research on access to socio-economic rights for Roma women in Serbia

Extract from the report: The purpose of the research on access to socio-economic rights for Roma women, conducted by Praxis, is to provide information on Roma women’s access to the rights to health, education, employment, social assistance and information on housing conditions. The research also deals with gender perspective, examining the situation of women compared to men in the same community. It was conducted in ten municipalities in southern Serbia: Aleksinac, Prokuplje, Bojnik, Bor, Kuršumlija, Lebane, Leskovac, Bela Palanka, Kruševac and Knjaževac in the period February-August 2015.


Our work in Serbia focused on the implementation of the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination, passed in 2009. We supported lawyers and activists to bring cases under the law and to press for amendments to other laws and policies to prevent discrimination.

Our work included: