Education for Roma: The Key to Equality in Hungary?
By Malina Saf Even though Europe has a high level of access to education, certain groups remain notably excluded and discriminated against. According to Minority Rights Group International, globally, the majority of children who do not take part in school programs belong to a minority. The European Commission on Human Rights notes that school segregation, especially regarding the educational disadvantage and the widespread stigmatisation of Roma is a problem in many European countries. Several documents within the human rights framework explicitly attempt to ensure that Roma fully enjoy equal rights within Europe. But can economic, social and cultural rights contribute to the fight against rising inequality for Roma?