The Swedish Government has published a white paper that highlights abuses and rights violations of Roma in the 1900s. It highlights the mapping of Roma, sterilisation and taking custody of children, entry ban and regulated immigration and, finally, access of Roma to housing, education and work.
“I welcome this openness from the Swedish government, and call upon others to follow. The white paper clearly shows that the Roma were looked upon as undesirable”, says Monica Carlsson, AER Vice President for Equal Opportunities.
A Roma Inclusion Strategy is part of the AER Action Plan for Equal Opportunities. The work has started, and will be presented to the AER General Assembly 2015.