Roma population most discriminated

Podgorica, (MINA) – More than 75 per cent of the citizens of Montenegro believe that the Roma community is discriminated, while 54 per cent would not marry a partner from this community, the survey on the discrimination patterns against ethnic minorities in Montenegro has demonstrated.

The survey was conducted by the NGO Civic Alliance, in cooperation with the Damar agency, in 19 Montenegrin municipalities and on a sample of 1,000 respondents.

According to the press release from the Civic Alliance, the survey demonstrated that most present form of discrimination in Montenegro is the one regarding political affiliation, while the sexual orientation is on the second place, followed by the ethnicity.

According to the survey, one is every ten respondents felt threatened at some point due to their national identity, while majority with such experience cites difficulties with finding employment, in particular in the public sector, as the key problem.

The Civic Alliance emphasized that special attention must be paid to the finding that one in every three respondents believes that most incidents they testified to in the past two years were predominantly motivated by ethnic intolerance.

They add that the survey was conducted within the project “Let’s celebrate diversity. Let’s nurture different cultures”, supported by the Fund for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of the Minorities.