GendeRace - WP4 General Report 2009
WP4 General Report 2009

WP4 General Report

June 2009 


Introduction

 

Since the adoption of the "Race" Directive, the European Union Member States have ad to set up competent bodies to handle complaints lodged in the area of iscrimination. In some countries, like Great Britain and Sweden, such institutions have been operational for several years. Others, like France, Germany or Spain and Bulgaria, ad to set them up rapidly.

 

As a result, complaints regarding discrimination are now on file with these bodies, a set f research materials that can be used to analyse how the complainants seek the ssistance of these institutions. However, some of these institutions do not have such a
database yet, such as in UK. This is why it was necessary to collect cases from different sources.

 

The objective of WP4 is to analyse the gender facet of complaints lodged for discrimination based on ethnic origin or "race". The aim is to achieve a better understanding of the impact of gender on the experience of racial discrimination. The quantitative data assembled from the complaints should reveal not only the exact number of complaints lodged by women and men who are in contact with the bodies set up to receive them but also the legal or administrative instruments they employed when they were faced with discrimination. 

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Contents

 

1. Introduction...............................................................................................................3
2. Methodology.............................................................................................................4
2.1 Construction of the sample ..................................................................................4
2.1.1 Data provided by a variety of sources ...........................................................5
2.1.2 Issues with the data collection guide .............................................................8
2.1.3 Limits of the study and interpretation of the results.......................................8
2.2 Specific issues in conducting international comparative research.......................10
2.2.1 Differences in the meaning of basic concepts..............................................10
2.2.2 Contextualisation of the results ...................................................................11
2.2.3 The availability and coverage of comparable statistical data........................12
3. Presentation of the sample.......................................................................................16
3.1 The complainants' country of origin...................................................................17
3.2 Employment status and education......................................................................19
4. Impact of gender on the experience of discrimination..............................................20
4.1 Sectors of discrimination...................................................................................20
4.2 Perpetrators of discrimination............................................................................22
4.3 Grounds for the complaint .................................................................................25
4.4 Little variety in the types of discrimination........................................................28
5. The reaction to discrimination: using the resources..................................................29
6. Processing the complaint.........................................................................................34
7. Conclusion..............................................................................................................37
8. Policy recommendations .........................................................................................40

 

Document PDF 42 pages 582 Ko