Roma People Demand Equal Rights in Constitution

Roma People Social Help and Solidarity Association of Izmir released a report assessing and offering solutions for the challenges that Roma people confront in Turkey.

izmir 545

The report included Roma people's expectations from the new constitution.

While the report emphasized on the necessity of a positive discrimination and the disadvantaged situation of Roma people, it underscored the importance of implementation of certain reforms for Roma people including culture, longing, education and work.

"Roma people should become equal citizens with other groups. Roma people should benefit from social justice in terms of income. Employment should be encouraged. The ways in which Roma people can represent themselves in parliament should be opened," the report said.

Positive discrimination

 

Some of the demands from the report included:

“Protection of our cultural rights and enhancement of its practice with relevant laws and regulations.

“Protection of educational rights and enhancement of its practice with relevant laws andregulations.

“Protection of lodging rights and enhancement of its practice with relevant laws andregulations.

“Protection of our right to benefit from reaching services and enhancement of its practice with relevant laws and regulations.

“Protection of working rights and enhancement of its practice with relevant laws andregulations.

“Implementation of positive discrimination measures on Roma people and enhancement of its practice with relevant laws and regulations.

"Recognition of Roma people as one of the constituent groups of Turkey.

"The new constitution and upcoming laws and regulations must underline equal citizenship rights for Roma people even though their nature and can vary."

http://bianet.org/english

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Posts

19th International İzmir Festival

06/07/2005

19th International ?zmir Festival16th June- 16th July. Izmir, Turkey 19th International ?zmir Festival will animate the city, this year again with a programme consisting of ten performances in various historical and amazing places of ?zmir, such as the Ephesus Antique Theatre, the Celsus Library and the Çe?me Castle. From Old rocks to Contemporary music...

Turkey: Scarf Freedom Raises Reform Impatience

20/02/2008

Turkey: Scarf Freedom Raises Reform ImpatienceCynics in Turkey have remarked how quickly the ruling AKP acted on lifting the headscarf ban for university students while ignoring other, more pressing issues of rights and freedoms.

Museums in Turkey

11/03/2010