Presentation on theme: "What are key underlying principles and accepted strategic approaches for addressing monitoring discrimination? Partnership Participation Child rights approach."— Presentation transcript:
What are key underlying principles and accepted strategic approaches for addressing monitoring discrimination? Partnership Participation Child rights approach and the best interest of a child Monitor both direct and indirect discrimination Introduce ethical code that will ensure protection of individual data All monitoring results to be used to enhance access to quality education Monitor quality of education through achievement gap Objective
What are current good practices that lead to positive system changes related to monitoring discrimination ? Legal obligation to monitor discrimination introduced (laws and sub-laws) Establishment of special bodies tasked to monitor discrimination and segregation (inspections, National Council for combating discrimination, Ombudsman) Introducing official and regular reporting at the national level Regular reporting to UN bodies on discrimination Introducing monitoring of discrimination within self- evaluation of schools
How you would generally assess the progress related to monitoring discrimination achieved so far? Problem of discrimination is recognized more than before and there is more attention on finding solutions Some preconditions and first steps for effective monitoring are in place but there is no effective and functional system that could address discrimination in practice Roma NGOs and communities are more aware of different forms of discrimination and more empowered to fight against it It is recognized that monitoring of discrimination need to be objective in order to be effective
What are key obstacles/challenges for institutionalization of good practices related to monitoring discrimination? It seems to many that monitoring of discrimination against Roma is still not the MUST Fear that monitoring will be misused Fear that monitoring will reveal that there is no progress Transparent data would require higher accountability Difficulties in inter-sectoral cooperation and coordination among institutions and with NGO sector Lack of competences necessary to monitor discrimination Integrate monitoring of discrimination in education into regular national and local surveys/data collection
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