Inequities in Roma Women’s Health

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: 2014

Author: UNFPA EECARO

Publisher: UNFPA EECARO

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Early marriages and early pregnancies disempower Roma women, hindering their chances to get an education, to protect their health and to improve their prospects in life. They contribute to perpetuating the vicious cycle of exclusion and poverty with which many Roma communities struggle.
 
This publication provides an overview of the complex inequalities in health that Roma face; UNFPA’s work in the region on Roma health; challenges in the field; and how we can shape a better future for Roma women and youth.