The Equality Ombudsman presented a report that shows that in 2004-2010 the agency received 230 complaints from Roma. Roma women constitute up to 70% of the Roma victims of discrimination. Women experience discrimination in businesses when they buy food or clothes or when they check into hotels or visit restaurants. Complaints from Roma constitute 20% of the complaints on discrimination in the housing market, both in terms of provision of apartments for rent and purchase of private apartments. Discriminatory behaviour and harassment by landlords or neighbours is also reported. About 20% of the complaints from the Roma are about discrimination in social services and experiences of discrimination when children are forcefully taken from their families according to the Act of the Care of young (LVU).


Source: The Equality Ombudsman,