FRA report on the situation for Roma men and women in the EU

‘The situation of Roma women: FRA data analysis’ was published in September 2013 by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).

Findings from the FRA Roma pilot survey presented to the European Parliament’s LIBE and FEMM Committees show that on average the situation of Roma women in core areas of social life, namely education, employment, housing and health is worse in comparison to that of men.

The survey conducted in 2011 in eleven EU Member States shows that 24% of Roma women aged 20–64 years were reported to be in paid employment, compared to 40% of Roma men. In the area of health, Roma women aged 50 or above reported their health status as ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ almost twice as often as non-Roma women (55% and 29% respectively).

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