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14 Oct 2016
'Open Democracy' reports that one of the permanent features of the mainstream discussion about the ‘Roma issue’ in Slovakia is attributing responsibility for Roma marginalization and poverty to Roma themselves. Statements blaming the Roma as a group...
12 Oct 2016
'Slovak Spectator' reports that young Roma in Europe have a lot of skills and capacities and would like to participate actively in shaping their own future, but they often lack the opportunities to use their capabilities to the fullest, said...
03 Oct 2016
'Transition Online' reports that as Czech students headed back to class this fall, their schools started implementing a long-awaited law that could finally end the de facto segregation of Roma students – though activists remain skeptical.  More than...
28 Sep 2016
'Euractiv' reports that reproductive rights are human rights, but for many Roman women throughout the EU, they are non-existent, explains Erika Schmidt, EMMA Hub programme manager and Safe Motherhood Week ambassador. These reproductive rights...
23 Sep 2016
Reuters reports on repeated evictions of Roma families in France, which it states leave children vulnerable to exploitation. France has been condemned for many years for its treatment of Roma communities, often bulldozing makeshift shelters and...
19 Sep 2016
Global Voices reports on the failure to support Roma families in Macedonia. The report states that 31 Roma families with children were evicted from a settlement under the historic Kale fortress this summer. Authorities have been criticized for...
19 Sep 2016
A report says the practice of separate classes for Roma where they are meant to "catch up'' before continuing in mainstream education is ineffective and discriminatory. A report by the Council of Europe, the continent’s top human rights body, says...
12 Sep 2016
Independent Catholic News reports on the underreporting of hate crime against Roma, gypsy and traveller communities in the UK. The report highlights what Conn MacGabhann, Manager of the Traveller Equality Project for the Irish Chaplaincy calls “an...
29 Aug 2016
Ukraine Today reports that something that wasn't present in Ukraine for decades - happened in Odesa region in southern Ukraine. Locals forced eviction of Romas, then ransacked and burned their houses. A wave of unrest burst out after one of the...
25 Aug 2016
On August 22nd 2016, Balkan Sunflowers Kosova (BSFK) organised a screening of the documentary film "LIVES". The film features some of the reasons for the life expectancy of the ashkali, roma and egyptian communities, as well as presenting policy...

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