Human rights issues such as racism and xenophobia have been considered to be one of the world’s largest problems. Racism and xenophobia are particularly prevalent throughout most of Europe, including countries such as Hungary. The lack of human rights is one of the most important problems in Hungary. Violence and racism against foreign groups such as Roma, specifically, is one of the largest of these human rights-related issues. Roma in Hungary have faced discrimination in access to employment, education, and housing for many years.
In recent years, there has been a rising number of organizations in Hungary that aim to promote human rights and prevent xenophobia and racism. One example, the European Network Against Racism Hungary (ENAR Hungary) is a network of Hungarian non-profit organizations that work together to prevent racial discrimination and xenophobia. Networks such as ENAR aim to fight racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, and Islamophobia by informing people about these issues and strengthening civil society’s will to make the necessary changes.
Although the delegation of Hungary has had many issues with promoting racism and xenophobia in the past, it now aims to combat these problems by informing people about them and implementing the help of NGOs and networks of organizations like ENAR to provide support and protection to minorities, create anti-discrimination programs, and provide the public with information about these human rights issues. The delegation of Hungary also intends to collaborate with other countries in the UN to help fund anti-discrimination organizations and to help protect the rights of minorities.
- Saakshi Sovani