Discrimination against LGBTI people and women, as well as the rise in social inequalities reveal Human rights in Eastern Europe are becoming increasingly fragileAmnesty International’s most recent annual report (AI) is condemned.
AI summarizes the situation here in this area of Europe, stating that failure to address “deeply-seated inequalities” during the coronavirus epidemic will leave “a corrosive heritage for years to come”.
According to the AI Secretary General, “2021 should be a year for healing and recovery. Instead, it became a nursery for deeper inequality, greater instability, and more poverty.” Agnes CallamardIn the report.
Some governments in the region, which have been hit by the Russian invasion on February 24, 2014, saw an opportunity to increase systemic inequalities. They denounce the NGO.
This legislation caused a legal conflict with the European Union (EU). It is only the tip of the iceberg for the violence experienced by LGBTI people not only in Hungary but also in other countries like Serbia, Poland and Bulgaria.
AI regrets that activists for women’s rights and LGBTI rights in Poland continue to be harassed and criminalized.
This document reveals that more alarming is the situation of Bulgaria where people are being threatened and attacked by politicians. “normalizing homosexuality” is incompatible with the values of the country.
These speeches are a constant against women living in these countries. It is difficult to combat gender-based violence. AI says that while some countries have made significant progress in women’s rights, others continue to make inroads in this area.
This was the case in Serbia where 30 women were shot to death in 2021. Twenty of these deaths occurred at the hands of their spouses or family members. In Bulgaria, the report notes an increase of violence. The number of cases has tripled since the pandemic.
Similar situations were seen in Ukraine, where homophobic attacks persisted and care was not provided for victims of gender-based violence. HillyPro-Russian rebels control the area.
Other minorities, particularly the Roma, are also affected by this trend of passiveness in fighting discrimination. Despite being Europe’s largest community, Gypsies remain segregated in schoolsIsolated from the rest of the population or expelled from their homes.