Side Event - Combatting Discrimination as a Root Cause of Roma Marginalisation

During the 29th session of the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur will hold, in collaboration with the Council of Europe, the European Union and the OSCE, a Side Event to complement her report on Roma . The event, which take place 16 June 2015 from 11h00 - 13h00 in Room XXIII at the Palais de Nations, aims to convene a constructive dialogue with Member States, international and regional organisations, UN specialised agencies and monitoring mechanisms, European Union institutions, Roma and pro-Roma civil society organisations, Roma experts and other relevant stakeholders on effective measures to combat anti-Gypsyism and discrimination against Roma as a root cause of their marginalisation and exclusion in all spheres of life.

As part of the Side Event, the Special Rapporteur will project an exhibition, Romarising, which is a project by photographer Chad Evans Wyatt that curates images of Roma academics and professionals from around the world that confronts the often stereotypical images of Roma that are wide-spread.