World Homeless Day – Amendments to Social Welfare Act an Opportunity to Improve Their Situation
World Homeless Day is observed annually on 10 October with the aim of raising public awareness about the situation of the homeless and the issues they face daily….
Additional efforts needed to care for the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic
Homeless people are one of the most vulnerable groups in the society at all times and particularly during the pandemic. They have a weak immune system, generally do…
International Human Rights Day 2021: Focus on Equality
On 10 December Human Rights Day is observed around the world, marking the 1948 adoption by the UN’s General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)…
Social Welfare Draft Bill: Extensive Criticism Points to the Need for Wider Debate, More Focus on the Beneficiaries’ Needs
In the process of the drafting of the New Social Welfare Act, The Office of the Ombudswoman contributed with a number of comments and suggestions in process of…
Supporting the Most Vulnerable Citizens is an Investment, Not an Expenditure
Supporting the most vulnerable members of our society should not be viewed as an expenditure, but as a contribution to eradication of poverty and inequality. The measures introduced…
COVID-19 underlines importance of strong fundamental rights protection
Growing intolerance and attacks on people’s fundamental rights continue to erode the considerable progress achieved over the years, finds FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2020. As Europe begins to…
Civil society organisations should be covered by support measures as well
Civil society organisations work with and support numerous vulnerable groups such as older persons, persons with disabilities, those at risk of poverty, children, youth, national minorities, homeless and…
What does the pandemic have to do with human rights?
Coronavirus epidemic is a test of societies, of governments, of communities and of individuals as it can only be suppressed by our joint efforts, responsibility, solidarity and cooperation….
- Ombudswoman to Chair European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet)
- European Commission’s Recommendation to Croatia: Ensure Follow-Up to the Ombudswoman’s Recommendations and the Access to Information
- Exchanging Experiences with Armenian Colleagues on the Protection of the Persons Reporting Irregularities
- International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
- World Refugee Day
- World Elder Abuse Awareness Day