Twenty years of fighting against forced sterilizations. When will the Roma women survivors finally get justice?￼
23 January 2023 marks twenty years since our organization, the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa), published the report Body and Soul and exposed the practice of forced sterilizations of Roma women in Slovakia. Unfortunately, Slovakia has yet to fully come to terms with this practice. Although in November 2021, the Slovak Government accepted its responsibility and formally apologized to the survivors, the aggrieved women are still waiting in vain for compensation. Poradňa takes this opportunity to call on the Slovak Government to urgently adopt legislation based on which all Roma women survivors can be effectively compensated by the State for their suffering.