Combating discrimination and prejudice about those who are “different” is in focus of the public campaign “Differences are not a barrier. For a society without discrimination”, which was launched on 1st December 2017 in the European House in Zagreb. This is the final activity of the project “Mind the Gap”,  jointly implemented by the Croatian Government's Office for Human Rights and the Rights of National Minorities, Office of the Ombudswoman and Centre for Peace Studies.

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Lack of staff in homes for older persons in long-term care as well as their lack of knowledge on human rights are the main causes of violation of rights in these institutions. The beneficiaries are satisfied with accommodation quality and they consider the staff to be the strongest link in the institutional chain, emphasised Ombudswoman Lora Vidović at the opening of the conference „Human rights have no expiration date – living in homes for older and handicapped“ organised on 8th December at the Elderly home Centar in Zagreb.

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