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Discrimination and the Roma community 2020 [editar]

FSG Annual Report
Discrimination and the Roma community 2020
As it has done every year since 2005, Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) presents its XVI Annual Report “Discrimination and the Roma Community”, to shine a continued light on discrimination, antiGypsyism and violations of the right to equal treatment that Roma people in our country still face. This year, the report focuses on discrimination in employment, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Acceder programme that FSG is celebrating this year. The programme, recognised by the European Commission as best practice, was launched in 2000 with the aim of boosting Roma people’s access to the employment market.

In this year’s report we have been lucky enough to receive contributions from three experts who shine a light on how to effectively combat discrimination in this area: Maria Lourdes Arastey Sahún, Judge of the Supreme Court Social Branch; Arantxa Zaguirre, expert employment lawyer specialising in combating discrimination; and Rubén Herranz González, Social Policy Deputy of the trade union Comisiones Obreras. We are deeply grateful to them for offering their knowledge and experience both to the report and to our mission to fight discrimination and anti-Gypsyism.

The total number of cases in this edition is 425, compared with the 334 cases we reported last year. It is important to note that this rise is partly caused by a methodological change, because for the first time we have decided to include anti-Gypsy hate messages found on social media and reported in the European Commission’s Code of Conduct monitoring round on hate speech online (an area in which FSG is considered a trusted flagger), which is a privileged social media reporting channel. On the other hand, this year we have reported far fewer cases in the media than last year, which shows the significant progress made by mainstream media outlets in 2019. However, at the same time, there has been a major rise in cases of direct victims in other areas, such as access to goods and services, which doubtless shows that our participants are becoming better equipped at identifying situations of discrimination and reporting them.