Release of the FRA fifth report in a series of ‘Data in Focus’ publications from the EU MIDIS survey. The central theme of the report is multiple discrimination.
On 2nd February 2011, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launched its new EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report: ‘Multiple Discrimination’. It is the first EU-wide report on multiple discrimination specifically focussing on the experience of ethnic minorities. Multiple discrimination refers to the situation where an individual faces discrimination on more than one protected ground.
The findings reveal that:
- Those from ethnic minorities are on average almost five times more likely to experience multiple discrimination than those from the majority population.
- Those on a low income are more likely to experience multiple discrimination.
- Young men from ethnic minorities report high levels of discrimination.
The report calls for the strengthening of the legislative framework through the adoption of the ‘Horizontal’ Directive, currently being negotiated in the Council. It also encourages equality bodies to deal with complaints of multiple discrimination as single, unified cases.
Further information about the EU-MIDIS survey