The most recent opinion polls show that in Romania there is a high degree of intolerance: almost 75% of Romanian teenagers would not want to have as neighbors any individuals with a different sexual orientation, while over 60% would not want to have as neighbors HIV positive or Roma people. The same future citizens of Romania would rather not interact with persons from other cultures (42% - with Muslims, 35% - with Hungarians and 32% - with Jews).

On the other hand, we lack essential data regarding the vulnerable groups, and this has an impact upon the public policies of assistance for such groups. For example, the estimated number of persons with autism varies between 3,000 și 30,000. In fact, we know nothing about them. In the entire country there are 7 schools for people with sights deficiencies and 15 for those with hearing deficiencies (Light Into Europe). In fact, they do not have access to education. Romania declares the lowest statistical weight of disabled persons in the European Union: 3.21%. From among them, only 12.7% are active on the labor market. (SAR). In Romania, making things accessible is not a priority, and the deadline for completing this operation has been extended for years. In fact, disabled persons have been, and still are, invisible.

Women are paid 15-20% less than men. Irrespective of their knowledge and their work capacity.

And, in order to build any expectations that are too high, we should pay attention to the details of a study published by the SOROS Foundation: over 40% of teenagers nowadays long for a military dictatorship.

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