07 Sep 2017
The pervasive discrimination and prejudice experienced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
This report explores Gypsy, Roma, Traveller (GRT) people’s experience of prejudice and discrimination based on an online survey of 214 community members from across the UK. The Commission for Racial Equality previously described discrimination against GRT people as “the last respectable form of racism”, while a more recent report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission highlighted that GRT people continue to face bias and hostility in society.
This survey sheds new light on the extent of that experience of discrimination and prejudice in areas such as education, employment, healthcare and access to services. It also reveals the full extent to which hate crime impacts on community members everyday lives, the coping mechanisms they use, and how likely they are to seek help.